I'm updating about my eggbound chicken. She's still alive and just waddels around happily, eating, drinking and I even think laying a lopsided egg now and again. What is the life expectancy of an eggbound hen? It has been almost 2 weeks and her bottom drags the ground and looks bruised. I called a vet but they don't see chickens and I've done the warm sitz bath and even caster oil. She poops fine. I'm going out of town for a week and leaving my daughter to care for the animals. I don't know whether I should put the poor hen down or leave her alone and see what happens. I wanted to do a post mortum exam to determine what was really going on inside. Any advice here?