I am new to posting on here, but I need help as soon as I can get it. My silkie hen (Pepper)has a soft egg (just the shell) sticking half in her vent and half out. She is about 18 mos old. We have soaked her in a warm bath, put vaseline and prep H around the vent, and now have her in a small cage with low heat near her to help her pass it. I noticed the egg at about 530 EST today. SHe has been having a problem laying for a while. She lays only soft shelled eggs these days but she is normally Ok. This is the first time one has actually gotten stuck. What do I do? Please help- I have read that even though it is soft shelled, if it doesnt pass soon it can still cause a terrible infection or even death. Thanks to anyone that can help. Our chickens are definitely more like pets to us, with the added benefit of eggs, so if there is anything we can do to save her we would like to. I dont have a vet around here that would know what to do neccessarily either.