I suspected my larger RIR hen might be eggbound because her bottom is full and gushy and out of 4 hens, the egg count goes up and down lately, then I read several posts that sound like it could be ascities how in the world do I tell the difference, and what do I do with her? I gave each of the hens a warm bath 2 days ago since it was really warm here in Central Florida and I wanted to clean them up for their new run they've recently been confined to. The last, largest one actually seemed to almost fall asleep in the rinse bucket- now I'm thinking it was soothing to her because of her bottom. When I was bathing and drying her I couldn't help noticing she had this big, full, mushy bottom not like the other 3. She eats and gets around like the others, and goes into the nestbox and still lays eggs, but not necessarily daily. At this point she doesn't seem to be in any pain, but if it's either of the 2 conditions above that will change, right? I can't afford a $200 vet bill for her- and I'm sure not experienced in emergency hen care. I'm open to suggestions, and an experienced hand if there's one in Orlando.