Hello, I posted the other day thinking an egg broke inside my chicken. I was right, that's what it is. I can see yoke coming out now, little pieces. I tried to get her in warm water and to- with KY lube and a latex glove- clean out the vent. She would have none of this and I didn't have the heart to hold her down. I will give her an antibotic in her water, but I don't know if I can do more than that. If anyone can give me some adivce if I should force further care or not, I'd appreciate it. She is a young hen, under a year and never has layed very well, a few soft-shell eggs and one without any shell. All my others lay wonderfully. The are all on the same diet of good brand laying feed. The sick hen has no energy and looks very uncomfortable. If it comes to it, I will get her put down (for $10) I can not cull. (Sorry to disappoint the "real" hen farmers at this blog.) I am hoping someone can help me. Can she get better on her own? Can she expel the egg and recover? Or does it sound like there's no hope? thanks.