Silver Laced Wyandotte 2.5 years old. Dominant hen. She was near the end of a very soft molt, which began in March. She was acting normally yesterday and today. Found her lying dead by the waterer this evening. She was still warm when I found her. She had bloody feathers around her vent area... along with some excrement. I laid her out and looked her over for signs of injury or other trauma. Found none. I hosed off her back side to look for a wound of some kind. Found none. Opened her up carefully to look for the source of blood. No fluids in the cavity. Organs looked pink and healthy. No foul or unusual odors. Found a black blood clot like mass in the "magnum" region of her oviduct... it looked ruptured. Should the oviduct look white like that? Is that some kind of Infection? Also, She did not appear to be egg bound... Only three yolks were in the works, which is about right for the up coming week of eggs I was expecting from her according to her recent laying history, and they looked to be developing normally... then the tiny sack of clear fluid that I am guessing was a fart egg of some kind.. From my inexperienced eyes, it looks like a blood clot or some kind of embolism that caused a sudden rupture in her oviduct... She seemed to be in the middle of drinking water when she died... when I picked her up by the legs to carry her to the table, there was a few drops of water that came out. Anyway... I'd be interested in hearing anyone else's thoughts on it. It doesn't look like there's really anything anyone could have done... it just seemed to have been her time. Just curious if I need to be watching the rest of my flock for anything in particular.