WE have a 3 yo standard sized hen who this morning was straining, has a bloody vent and is dripping white diarhea. Obviously she is not eating or drinking and is in distress. This hen was broody recently and hatched one chick who just fledged last month, so the hen would only have resumed laying a few weeks ago. Could she be egg bound She is free range and runs every day. Please hurry someone as I don't want her to suffer, but I (understandably) am not looking forward to probing around in her vent...:...I was always under the impressiion that if the hens free range they don't usually have this problem...in any case we have not had the problem before. Suggestions? Should I just have her put down?