Hi, all. For everyone who was interested in what we found when we opened up our sweet SLW hen, Lorelei, who passed away a couple of days ago, here are the findings. The major organs, as far as we could tell, looked completely healthy. No sign of worms at all, of any kind, tape or otherwise. She had what looked like huge sausage casings of solidified yolk material in her abdomen. All organs seemed okay to me. Liver, heart, lungs all fine, just little tumor-like things that looked like cooked yolks and big sausages of yolks. The first thing that came out of the fallopian tube near the vent was a little thing, I guess you'd call a tumor, like a balled up piece of bread, but obviously egg material. We took photographs and if you think it appropriate, I will at least show you the "sausages of yolk" so you can see what happens to many of these high production hens. Lorelei never stopped laying from the moment she began till her trouble last summer when her hard molt started and contents of egg would come from her with no shells or membrane at times. She then quit laying for about two weeks to finish her molt and started back into production and didn't stop till about six weeks ago. Her last few eggs didn't look great, were pale with thin shells. Let me know if you want to see what was building up inside my poor girl.