I found my sweet RIR, Rosemary dead this morning suspecting it was from internal laying. I think she passed away sometime last night. She turned a yr old April 11th, so I guess she was about l yr & 4 months old. She is hatchery chick that I've raised since she was a day old. I didn't even know she was sick until a few days ago when she failed to coop herself up at dusk w/ the rest of the flock. I had to run out and get some last min school supplies for my dd and we didn't get back in time to let the flock out for their evening free range time. I found Rosemary under the ramp that leads to the pop door of the coop from the run. It was so out of character, so I went into the coop to count heads and check on everybody. That's when I noticed some white liquid coming out of her. I immediately took her inside to get a better look of her. Typically she is not a cuddly girl, but squirmy. She let me pick her up without a struggle and was making some straining noises. She was bloated, so I felt on the outside to see if I could feel if she was egg bound and couldn't fell anything like an egg. She wasn't an over weight girl either like moist eggbound cases. Her butt was poopy w/ something sticking out of it. At first glance I thought maybe it was some of her insides starting to hang out, but after a few warm sit baths I felt it was part of a paper thin egg. I lubricated her vent with ky, which allowed her to excrete some of the the paper thin shell. I gave her another sits bath, dried her and wrapped her in a towel to hold her for a little while. She excreted some more white liquid, so I took her back upstairs to check her out again in the bathroom. I put her in a nice quiet dark room inside a cat's carrier for the night in the house. The next morning she had excreted the rest of the paper thin shell, more white stuff and their was a perfect shell-less egg sitting at the back of the crate. I don't know if it was the rest of the inside of the broken egg or if that morning she laid one without a shell?????? I thought she was ok after that b/c her belly wasn't swollen any more, she was so perky & pecking at stuff on the kitchen floor. I scrambled her some eggs and she was hungry, eating, drinking and acting normal. I kept her inside for a little while, but she was staring out the sliding glass door to outside. She seemed fine, so I let her back out to the run w/ the rest of the flock. I checked on her a few times and she seemed fine. I found her dead in the front corner of the coop this morning. It looks like she was trying to pass another paper thin shell that was cracked. So I don't know if this is internal laying or not. It was defintely some kind reproductive issues. The weather has been beautiful and mild here the past couple of days and not extreme heat at all. The day prior to finding her sick I had found a bursted paper thin egg in the coop, like the ones that very new first time layers might lay, so I suspect it was hers. I was trying to figure out if I needed to have neocropsy done or not. Rest in peace my sweet Rosemary!