I was wondering how long could my hen hold onto a egg? She has not laid in about a week and I can feel the egg in her tummy but she has not passed it.she walks like she is constipated. She is a easter egger and I understand they do not lay as often but I am very worried about her. I have her in the "hospital" cage inside the coop seems how Butha, my huge orp buff was pecking at Hedwig's mouth this morning ( my ee) so is it normal for a ee to hold their eggs that long? Also it feels like it is sideways in her belly, will it straiten out on its own when she is ready to? I have read about the warm baths and a warm place to rest I will do that after work this evening. thanks, Kristin " worried"