Our two-year old Sussex stopped laying 1 1/2 to 2 weeks ago. She has continued to eat and peck in the yard; poop is normal. We thought she might be egg-bound and gave her a warm bath, and per info in one of our Storey books tried to feel for an egg to gently massage it towards the vent. However, we are not feeling anything like an egg in there. She does have, however, quite a large swelling below the vent and between her legs (about the size of a small orange), which is firm but soft.. She will stand in the yard, and we can see the area around her vent contracting as if she is trying to push, but no indication that she wants to lay (no going in the nest box or squatting down). She is walking normally, but seems a bit subdued. From looking at the anatomy picture in the forum, the swelling would be in the area of the small intestine. Is anyone familiar with these symptoms? Any advice much appreciated! Thank you.