Hi all. Just discovered this site and forum looking to help one of our hens. Bit of backstory....moved to rural property 6months ago and adopted the 7resident hens...isa browns I think. Love them to bits but not all that knowledgeable yey...keep thinking I'll read up on stuff but haven't got around to it yet with new home and two young kids. Anyway...been getting little bits of info from local people so I knew about eggbound hens. One of our ladies had been looking a bit strange last couple days..she's a shy one called Julia. Yesterday she was waddling a bit and I noticed her tgighs looking bulgier than the others. Still eating heaps so I thought maybe just overweight! Today was really stormy so my hubby went up let them out fed them etc. Went to shut them in for bed...only 6. We have one escapee on days we keep them in the run so went looking but couldn't find her...eventuality found the sick one under the coop in the dirt. They all hang out there when its hot in the day. Anyway. ...trying to keep it short haha!!- he came told me and I knew she wasn't well so he put others in one side of coop and then brought her into other side....two pens divided by wire. Then after I got babies to sleep and read all info here I went up and saw her right in nesting box head first. I just picked up entire thing and brought down to house to check her over. Now to problems. ...I have a sick hen but don't think eggbound. Took her gently out in warm bathroom after filled sink for a warm bath. Looked at her rear and feathers all missing and looks swollen. But couldn't feel any hard eggs around vent or just inside. Put her in water. So calm though usually wont be handled. Noticed under her tummy is bald and her abdomen is distended. Felt around while in water and felt tight and swollen but not hard and no lumpy bits. Now second problem. ...as I was bathing her I started feeling things crawling in my hair and thrn noiced little brown mite things on my arms..obviously she has infestation and they were coming out of water and onto me. So cut bath short. Wrapped her in towel nd and put her in clean box. Then showered myself scrubbing hsir twice eith shampoo then condioner combed then tea tree essential oil as for headlice then rinsed. Sitting here writing this on my phone breastfeeding my baby who woke and can still feel them wriggling in my hair!!! So now I need help. ..are swollen belly symptoms because of mites or is she eggbound and mite separate issue. How do I treat both? Can get mitw treatment tomorrow for entire flock and clean out coop etc. Call vet ASAP in morning but what righy now. Have sick hen wrapped in towel near heater in bathroom covered in mites.....phew and my thumbis exhausted! !! Worried about my Julia. Please help....its midnight here btw.