We picked up two Jersey Giants this afternoon from a fellow across town, they were raised together and docile enough that you can pick them up and pet them and that's what we want for our 16 month old daughter to get used to being around so she isn't afraid of them. Long story short the guy pointed out that the one chicken has a large lump in her abdomen, says it's been there for a month or so, and that he doesn't know what it is.I felt it and it's soft like jello so my assumption is that the hen is egg bound but I've never read of one being egg bound for that long and not dying or requiring surgery/help. Both hens are approx 4 years old and up until this one developed the lump she was laying once a day just like her sister. We put them in the run I put down some fermented feed and BSF larvae and the cleaned it all up then hit the chicken nipples for water so they are both eating and drinking well. The lump doesn't seem to bother the hen but it concerns me a little. Yea I probably shouldn't have bought it but I wanted the pair to stay together. I've read on here to give her a warm bath (will do tomorrow) and check her "vent" internally.... up I'm not sure I can do that but will read up on how to do so this evening. Quick question, will me checking her insides hurt her or do any damage? Thank you for the help. RichnSteph.