Someone plese help me figure out what is wrong with my hens. I had one pass away a few days ago that was showing the same symptoms. I thought it was egg bound, but after a lot of research it doesn't seem to be this anymore. I have two that are showing the same symptoms that the other one did that passed away. Their vents are very swollen and bloody. All the hair is plucked out from around the vent area. They seem to struggle when they use the bathroom, but they do seem be able to use the bathroom. We soaked their bottoms in warm water yesterday thinking it was egg bound, but they still seem to be struggling today. They are 6 months old. We called the company we bought them from and they said it was the food we were giving them that they were too young to be on egg laying type food. But the chickens we have raised before were on the same fodo and never had these problems. We are starting to think it may be some intestinal disorder due to overbreeding but are not too sure. Any help would be greatly appreciated! We really don't want to lose anymore pets! We can't take them to the vet because no one in our area treats chickens so please any advice is appreciated.