My beautiful 24 week old BR was sitting in the nest this morning and I was thrilled. I kept checking back on her, but when she was still there mid afternoon I opened up the coop. She was dead. No sign of any problems previously. I raised her from a chick. We think she might have laid one egg once before, but we're not sure. I had no indication of anything wrong, so I hadn't checked her abdomen, etc. BTW it's well over 100 degrees here every day right now, but I do a lot of things to keep them cool, and noone seemed to be in distress other than sometimes panting. Just wanting to share this with people who understand how sad it is when you lose one of your girls.