First let me say that I just read the FAQs for eggbound chickens. So, both my BO and my BR pullets (April chicks) lay light brown eggs about the same size. If they both lay in the same day I can almost tell a slight difference, but I don't know whose is whose. All four of my birds (the other two lay green eggs) have been laying well despite the darkening days. However, in the last three or four days I've only gotten 1 brown egg per day. I would not consider this unusual if it happened two days in a row, but any more than that is not usual for them. So, now I'm concerned that one of them is egg bound so I want to check it out in the morning before I have to leave for work but don't want to do any damage either. If a chicken is egg bound, will the swelling be obvious - a distinct difference from the way the other chicken's abdomen's feel? And here's a silly question - if I give her a bath in the morning, just how long does it take to dry off a chicken? (Just thinking about time and getting to work). I'm hoping that the BO and BR are just trading days and have slowed down a bit, but, like I said, they usually overlap after no more than a couple of days. Oh, and, they both seem fine, just by observing them this morning anyway... Thanks.