My 1 1/2 yr old Black Star dropped dead yesterday. I came home from work & went straight the to the coop as usual & found 3 of the 4 hens I have, out in the run. I thought it was odd that my dominant hen ( and nicest ) wasn't around. I checked the coop & pulled back the lid to see if she was laying. There she was so I closed it but I noticed she didn't move. I looked again, reached in & touched her & she didn't move. I opened up the door & found her stretched out right where they lay. It looks like she died maybe while laying. I pulled her out & she was stiff but I was able to move her body around so I inspected for any wounds or anything, nothing. So I called a friend & he told me to it was probably egg bound. I wasn't about to really check her out to find out but does this sound about right? She was healthy as a horse the night before. I've been raising now for 3 years & this is the 1st time something like this has happened. b.