These commercial layers are prone to a variety of reproductive disorders such as salpingitis, egg yolk peritonitis, internal laying, cancer just to name a few. Even an attempt at treatment in form of antibiotics will usually not resolve the issue but just prolong it.I see... I was thinking of other causes such as heart failure and something that couldn't be foreseen or prevented. She seemed to be strong until the very last moment.
Is there anything more I could do for the other hen apart from what I already did? I take it that drinking and eating (and pooping) is a good sign, right?
Sadly there is nothing one can do but keep them comfortable and help them out of their misery as a last resort when the suffering gets too much.