Our chicken "Peaches" just started laying this week. She is 6 months old. She laid one egg 2 days ago. Then got bound up today. We are feeding her layers feed with some cruched oyster shells in it. She also has access to a lot of water. Shaded pen, well cared for. All the other chickens are fine and producing eggs regularly. We noticed yesterday she was very lathargic and she would even drag her feet as tried to walk around. She ate a bit yesterday, but today nothing. Finally today we decided she was not going to pass this egg. We did some research on here and the best advice was to give her water with calcium in it. We crushed a 600mg calcium tablet and mixed it in the water. She did drink it. We soon after put her in a warm bath with dish soap in it. She soaked in it for about 30 min. We waited a little while longer just to make sure. Still nothing happened, but she acted like the bath felt great. She stretched her legs behind her and seemed to relax. Afterwards she even perked up some. As a last ditch effort and rather than lose this young sweet hen, he removed her from the bath. Put on a rubber glove and use your middle finger to gently go up her vent. Feeling carefully for the egg, be ever so careful not the break it or be too rough with her. You should be able to capture the egg with the tip of your finger. Then slowly massage it back and forth. Gently curve your finger behind the back of the egg, very slowly pull it towards you. You will be bringing your finger with the egg at the same time. This will create a lot of discomfort for her, but she felt soooo much better afterwards. This was only a last ditch effort, but it saved her life. She is eating good now and drinking. She is very happy and back on her roost this evening, not in any pain. We hope this information may help save one of your hens too. Good luck. Post any questions.