I believe one of my 2 1/2 year old Wyandotte hens may be egg bound. I noticed that she was straining to lay and found her near the nesting boxes several times. She has not layed in about 2 1/2 months due to molt and weather (I don't give them any additional light in winter). She is free-range. I first noticed her symptoms two days ago. Last night we put her in a tub of warm water, which she didn't seem to mind, for about twenty minutes. She sat in the nesting box all night, but with no success. This morning I lubricated her vent with petroleum jelly. I cannot feel an egg when I message her abdomen or as I was lubricating her vent. Her vent is not red or swollen. It looks normal, except that you can tell has not been laying. Today I have had her in the coop, by herself. I've but a towel covered heating pad in her nesting box, but she won't have anything to do with it. I've put heat in the coop to try and make it warm for her. She is eating and drinking, but not as much as normal, since she's too busy trying to lay. I am going to attempt to soak her in warm water again this afternoon. Is there anything else I can do for her or could I have misdiagnosed her? Is there anything else which would cause her to act like this? I'm Worried sick! Any thoughts or suggestions would be greating appreciated.