The girl in question has been quiet for about two weeks. She has not had much of an appetite, but was eating so it did not worry me too much. Today she took a turn for the worse, and when I let everybody outside she had a little wobble to her walk and I saw she had droppings stuck to her feathers around the vent area. She was also standing around, looking as if she was trying to lay an egg or "go". I cleaned her off, and was more concerned with how swollen her abdomen was. I can't feel any egg stuck, but I don't want to push too hard either and hurt her or make it worse. I could not even feel her crop and she is very thin. A little about this red hen. Nosey was given to me from a friend because she was not getting along with some new additions. She is fine with my small "mean" flock, lol. She lays huge eggs, and when I first got her she would lay many eggs with blood spots, most had really weak shells and would crack before I could even get them, they were strange shaped and some had "pimples". The move may have had something to do with this. I changed feed a little to see if that would help and gave less scratch grains. When she started to lay again, she was some better. I think she is at least 5 years old now and I have had her for about a year. I have gotten no eggs from her this month, so laying might have nothing to do with what is wrong. I thought of giving her a soak in some warm water, but at the same time I dont want to stress her out for no reason, not when it was getting cold tonight. Tomorrow it will be warmer here and I think it could be worth a try if she is still with us and no better. I just don't know what to do for her. I made a mash out of layer pellets, a vitamin supplement, a little oil and some canned veggies and she liked that and ate some. I'll take her out away from the others and feed it to her again in the morning if she wants any, and I think I should put her in the dog crate tomorrow so the others don't bother her. Any adivce, suggestions or recommend reading would be great. I am no chicken expert by any means, and if I missed something please tell me and I'll be happy to give you any info I can. Does she sound egg bound? Could she just be old at 5 or 6? I did change layer pellets two-three months ago and got the Omeg-3 layena. The only other change I can think of, is when I cleaned them out I put down a light dusting of sweet PDZ I had gotten for my horse and it says it can be used with chickens. On the site there is "chicken coop use and directions" http://sweetpdz.com/ I am really worried and would be very thankful for any help.