Help, my 6 month old Wyandot died today and I'm afraid it might be contagious to my other girls. Half an hour before death, she was sitting down, flexing her neck and gulping air (like opening and closing her beak frequently) and occasionally closing her eyes. When we tried to get close to her, she got up and walked away, although a bit slower than the others. I thought she might have been laying her first egg, but as I've never seen the process, I didn't know. We decided to wait and 20 minutes later, she was dead. Could she have choked on a big pellet? (She had nothing else this morning, maybe an old bone) Maybe her first egg got stuck and she died (although no egg was obvious). Does my description match any disses you may know of? We are so sad, like we failed our girl.