I just let our chickens out of the coop and found one of the hens off to the side, lying under a bush. Upon closer exam, I noticed her rear end feathers are broken off, lots of bare skin exposed. Her vent area is deep dark red and pulsating... looks like a really bad case of Hemorrhoids. I immediatly thought "egg bound". But I know virtually nothing about it. I quickly came in and started reading everything that I could here on this site and others. I tried to wash her, soak her in warm water and gloved up and did an internal. Every time I put my finger in, a gush of yellowish, clearish, greenish fluid would squirt out. I can not feel an egg. I palpated her abdomen and cannot feel anything unusual. She is obvioulsy in distress and when I left to come in here and post.. she stumbled back under the shrub. We only have 2 chickens...(and 5 guinea hens) - one chicken we believe is too old to be a layer. This hen ( A Rhode Island red) is young and about 3 week ago was laying some really large eggs.. then she stopped laying. ( we have not seen an egg in the coop for several weeks) .. Any thoughts? I am about to set up a heated box for her to rest in tonight.. but since I can't feel an egg- could she be bound?