I have a Rhode Island Red hen who is 3 years old, named Little Red Hen but rather large compared to all the other chickens I've had for her breed. She has seemed a little off for a while, but that may be just how she looks because her sister is the picture of health. This year her laying really slowed (she was an amazing layer earlier- an egg a day almost without fail) and about a month at least she has stopped completely. I noticed that her underside seemed swollen, and her legs were spread apart because of it. Yesterday she was really lethargic, wouldn't eat, and was huddled up in the chicken house. I thought she was just cold and gave her some food and water, but she didn't eat or drink. Today she was the same, so I looked up what could be wrong. It looked a lot like she was egg-bound, but I checked her and I'm 99% sure she's not. She has a white discharge but no swelling in the vent (i gave her some Preparation H just in case).
Could she be at the end of her days? I really hope not, she is a good bird, I've let her get away with not laying. If you want more info, I will gladly tell you more about her.