Hi, We are trying to determine if our hen is eggbound. She is putting her tail up and down, wobbling, lays down a lot, and is generally unsteady. We've googled eggbound and found many pictures and descriptions and followed some treatment methods (warm water bath, warm confinement etc..) but she is still acting the same. This evening we gently lubed her vent and, (following advice we found on more than one website), inserted a finger up and into the oviduct trying to feel an egg but we could find nothing. There is a pronounced bulge in her bottom mid section between her legs (the broodpatch? No feathers..) but it just feels soft and fatty. We also noticed some (apparent) parasites in a fresh stool sample she gave us which makes us wonder if they are a symptom or a cause. Little white wiggly things about 1/4" long. We have six chickens, four of whom are currently laying. They are different enough that we can tell who lays what egg and we think she might actually be laying as there have been two unusually shaped/colored eggs in her spot over the last three days So.... does anyone have an idea of what could be happening? Can you feel the hard shell inside an eggbound bird? Thanks in advance!