One of our dear little Dominique's died during the night from egg peritonitis. DH told me that he saw her last night in an area of the coop the chickens don't usually spend any time, her feathers were ruffled and she was standing, hunched, with eyes closed. He did not tell me this until this AM. She made it to the lowest rung roost, but fell off, and DH found her early this AM under the roost. I did an exam of her body and found broken egg, and creamy yellow, discharge from her vent. Her crop was full, her abdomen firm & hard. All of our 6 Dominique's are sweet, funny, chickens. They are always at our feet, on our laps, chatting about chicken life. They were the first of our chickens to lay this past fall, and we got 4-6 eggs each day. We will miss her, thank you for listening.