|Here she is in the spring.|
|Rain soaked Mulan hiding under the swing set.|
I went inside to let the kids know. They took it well and didn't seem too surprised. They weren't interested in helping me bury her. That was fine. I went out and took care of it.
The worst part is not knowing what happened. We haven't seen any eggs from her in at least a month, maybe two. So maybe she was egg bound. It's also possible that it was a parasite like coccidiosis. We just don't know. All of the other birds both layers and broilers are doing fine. We're going to keep a close eye on all of them for the next few days, and hope that we don't lose any more.