I noticed my 1.5 yo RSL was in her next box all a.m. and all afternoon. Around 4 I decided I'd try and give her a warm soak as none of my RSL have EVER shown broody-ness! As soon as I put her in the water she had a huge series of poops and dh was able to find and pick out part of a soft shell. She did not like the water but I kept her there for about 5 minutes and had to put pressure on her back to get her vent in the water otherwise she just stood there. Other than this she seemed fine. (comb and eyes) She started to fuss so I let her out and straight into the nest box she went again. Its been two more hours and when I went to check on her she is half standing but her eyes won't stay open. Two weeks ago for the first time since having these girls I found a hen in the nest box dead. I should have picked up on it the day prior but just wasn't thinking it odd that she was in the nest box at 3 in the afternoon. When we took her out her vent was very red and somewhat pushed out. When we put pressure on it liquid came out but I can't say what it was. So sadly I'm thinking dh needs to do away with her yes? So she doesn't suffer? If so is there a good way to do it? Also is there a way to prevent this. My beautiful flock of 8 is diminishing faster then I'm comfortable with. Thank you.