I am a beginning chicken raiser. I have two chickens, one australope and one wyondotte. I had three but I lost one last week. My question is, Lizzie, my australope has been taking so long laying her egg lately. I'm paranoid she might get eggbound so have been watching her closely. Last night it took her over two hours, today she didn't lay any. When should I do the epsen salt soak? I'm afraid it will stress her out a lot and I don't want to do it till I know its necessary. Shes eating well and drinking water. The last couple days I've been giving her and Ethel vitamins in their water. Her poop is a little loose but I wouldn't call it diareah. Any ideas?