I've had this hen for less that a year since she hatched in the summer of last year. So far this winter/spring we have brought her in the house because she has become egg bound. The first time we brought her in it was hard to fix the vent prolapse after dislodging the egg but I was able to put everything back in place. A week or two later she attempted to lay another egg resulting in her being egg bound yet again. This time when i tried to fix the prolapse there was a massive amount of dry grainy poop around her vent. She seemed severely constipated. After about a week of trying to get the constipation under control and fixing her vent yet again she is back outside. I worry that soon she will attempt to lay another egg and become egg bound again. Is there a way to permanently stop a chicken from laying or fix this issue? She is a golden comet mix and a very important part of our family and if she can feel better it would be a relief to us all.