A couple of days ago I had a broody Maran that was dead in her nest box. Her head was tucked in but there was no visible injuries at all. My husband noticed that she appeared a little "flat". I realized that even though she was a large hen, she must have been squashed by other hens trying to use the same nest box. It had been unusually cool during those days, so I know it wasn't heat. I have seven nest boxes. The boxes are all the same size and shape (about 16x12), but as you all know, when they have a favorite box, it doesn't matter how many are open, the have to have THAT one. Has anyone else had a squashed hen....especially one that is over two years old?