He was working hard to swallow that egg.
For good reason--this hen was in the box next to him, and she could see him.
I think he realized that in this picture.
And on a side note, I purchased a 3 gallon waterer for the chicks today. Someone mentioned another potential cause of death for the barred rock this morning might have been smothering. Some of the other chicks might have been sleeping on top of her and she either couldn't breathe or was crushed. Ick.