A week ago Sunday I went to check on my hens like I do every morning and found one laying in the box where she lays hers eggs dead. I have 4 hens that are about 8 months old and 2 that I was told were only a year. My first guess when I got these 2 about 2 months ago was that they were older than a year just by the looks. Well the one I found dead was an older one. After I burried her I found a very thick and bright yellow mass of some sort in the coop area so I immediately cleaned it out. Well today I found a small spot with this same stuff. I am wondering if it even came from the one that died or could it be something they may have spread? Has anyone seen this before? Thanks in advance for any help or suggestions!!