My red sex link hen (hatched 4/14/13) has a habit of becoming under the weather every month or two. She always gets a droopy tail, passes egg white looking material and drinks a lot of water. Then she usually perks up over the next 12-24 hours and other than taking a few days off from laying she seems normal. Well tonight she is doing it again. I found her in the nest box standing and looking uncomfortable. She seemed to be pushing. I let her be for a bit then brought her inside. I forgot to add at one point I did set her down and she did poop a small amount but it looked normal (FYI she's never been broody and I don't think that's what's going on) Using gloves and a bit of lube I felt around inside her vent, but other than maybe a little general swelling felt nothing (she did push out some egg white type stuff though) then I bundled her up in a blanket. She slept for a bit. I woke her up and un wrapped her and she are a few seed from their treat mix and drank ALOT of water - which she always does when this happens. Does anyone know if she maybe just has issues with soft eggs busting? I have seen her pass shelless eggs before during these bouts. Or is it something else? It's just weird it happens every so often. She always stands the same way- crouched down in the front, droopy tail... And when she walks around she walks veryyy slowly and gingerly..