I slaughtered one of my chickens for the first time today and had some questions about some of the organs I found in the bird. First, I found that the liver was an odd color: not the pinkish red color of chicken livers I buy in the store, but rather a striking ochre color (see 1st photo below). It seemed such an odd color that I was reluctant to eat the liver, wondering if it was healthy. What do you think? Second, there was a hard round object with the organs, meaty, and I don't know what it is. Can anyone enlighten me? (2nd Photo). Third, there were several orange balls of a yolky substance in the chicken: are these eggs on their way to being formed? There were some only pea-sized, and some closer to the size of a yolk in a regular egg. The thing is, this chicken has not been laying eggs for some time, due to winter in part and perhaps to stress too (she was picked on a lot by the others). (See 3rd photo).