we fed and watered our 7 hens friday morning and friday night was a severe wind storm (we leave the coop hatch to the run open) and Pepper our tiny lace wing is low girl on the pecking order not sure she is always welcomed especially after we got rid of the roosters who might have protected her a little... we found her saturday noon time dead by the coop hatch door dead!! with a large hole pecked into her side! there was no blood, just some yellow oozing and you could see her ribs, which made me wonder if she had been there longer? she also had an egg by her head. I don't suspect any "foul play" nothing broke in and attacked her because i think there would be other evidence and i think others would have been attacked not just her. (I do have a photo if it helps but didn't want to post it to gross anybody out) lol So i am worried about a number of things.. 1. was she sick? or could it have been the wind that whipped her around and killed her? it was a bad storm! 2. if the other birds pecked her- will they get sick? 3. are their eggs safe to eat if they pecked at her and she was ill or they are ill from eating at her? any insight??? Thanks I also saved a silly robin that liked looking at itself in the stove pipe - it had gotten its leg stuck and was just hanging by a thread - but flew off - hope its ok- quite the traumatic day!