Hello All! I have been looking through threads, but haven't been able to find anything quite like this, so any ideas would be appreciated! Anyway, here is the situation: Our hen, BokChoy is about 5 1/2 years old and I am pretty sure that might be at least part of the issue. She is a production red from a hatchery and hasn't been laying for a while. When she does, it is just one huge egg and then nothing for about a month. She is eating and drinking, but seems really uncomfortable, is fluffed up and does the penguin walk. The other day I noticed her bum was pretty poopy so today I brought her in to clean her up and found that the poo really wasn't all that bad (not all that good either, but not what I thought). The bulk of the problem seems to be that her feathers have not shed the quills. All the feathers on he belly are the same way. We cleaned he up and then kind of rolled the feathers to separate the quill from the feather. Now she has a fluffy bum again! I hope that helps with the poo retention, but also, we noticed that her abdomen is tight, pink and swollen. Her vent is clean, pink and moist. Egg bound? Anything we can do to make her more comfortable? Or that would help? Reason for the quills? Thank you!