I went out to feed this morning, and found one of my Ameracaunas (who just started laying by the way) dead in a nest box. There was an egg smooshed to her butt, so the first thing that comes to my mind is that she was egg bound, or something happened while she was laying. I'm sorry, but I am going to school to be a medical examiner, so I couldn't help myself. I performed a autopsy on my girl, and your never going to believe what I found. I found that in her gizzard, along with a punture wound. She must have ate it, and while pushing to lay an egg, pushed the screw through her gizzard. I have no idea where it came from...I'm completely devastated.