My 1 year old Easter Egger Petunia had to go to the vet over a swollen, distended abdomen and an open wound. The wound was taken care of and the vet said her abdomen was that way because she's laying too many eggs and her muscles were damaged. She's also lost weight and is now only 3.6 lbs. Basically the vet said she might just lay herself to death and she's laying too many eggs. Petunia has only missed about 4 days since she started laying and layed all winter through. Her health depends on getting her to lay less - but I don't know a way to do that. I've heard some rescues use birth control of some sort to inhibit egg laying and my mom said we can maybe trick her into going broody and let her recover but I'm stumped.