I rescued 3 hens a month ago and one had VERY bad, infected bite wounds. After seeing a vet and getting her on antibiotics ahe responded very well, so well that she laid the first egg since I got her on Friday. I noticed last night that she was acting as if she was egg bound. I checked and could not feel an egg but I soaked her in warm water for 20 mins, used a hair dryer to dry her and covered her crate with a blanket. This morning when I checked on her she was panting and had drool on her beak, I stayed with her and was petting her softly, then she slid of her perch and passed away.... I have spent every night with her for a month and even had her at the vet for a folllow up last week and the vet couldn't believe how well she was doing... It was quite a shock What do I tell my 3 year old daughter happened to her pet Blackie?