We have a 1 yr old Black Australorp (Lola) that we noticed was acting strange last night. When the girls were going to bed she didn't get on the roost with everyone else, she laid on the coop floor. We decided to separate her at that point and put her in our "hospital coop". When I picked her up I felt a bulge near her tail underneath her. But it was kind of squishy, not hard. We put her in the hospital with food and water and came back to check on her an hour or so later. She had a liquidy pasty clear/white/yello poop on the floor and down her backside. We thought she might be egg bound. This would be our first experience with any illness. This is the first year we have had chickens and so far everything has been great! I tried to do a cloacial exam but I wasn't sure if I was doing it right. I could get to my middle knuckle (I have short fingers) but not any further and I didn't feel anything "hard". But she was getting very agitated and I didn't try anymore. So we gave her a bath in warm water and epsom salt and crushed a Tum's Tablet and dropper fed it to her. We put some oyster shell in our hand and she ate a piece or 2. She was alert and drank water in the bath and ate some feed as well. She soaked for 20 minutes and then we blow dried her off (she really seemed to like that) We put her back in the hospital coop for the night. This morning I checked on her and there is even more of the liquidy pasty clear/white/yellow poop and some regular looking poop on the floor. When I opened the door she stood right up and went to coop door to be let out but I didn't let her out. I checked her abdomen and it is still bulging but it's not "hard". For now she is still there with food and water. I plan on giving her another bath at Lunch. I couldn't tell you when the last time she laid an egg was, we have 19 girls and unless it's one of the colored eggs it's hard to know who laid what. I will try to post some pictures of her and the poop? Does anyone have any other suggestions? I read the forums and I think I'm doing everything that was suggested. I don't know what else to do. Or maybe I'm misreading the signs and it is something else not Egg Bound.