Am I right in thinking that a little egg-laying can be okay and might even be common, but when it starts to pick up speed and the hen's body can't absorb it, then you start getting things like.....peritonitis? increased internal abdominal pressure?, etc.? What are the main symptoms? Can you have a perfectly healthy-looking bird with good weight/feathers, etc. but still be an internal layer? I'm trying to figure out what's wrong with my 6 year old Buff Orp. If I drain her abdomen and she is an internal layer, will I get yellow/green fluid? Is it possible to internally lay eggs for a couple months before it starts affecting the hen? Thanks.