I've determined that my sick hen is almost certainly eggbound. I'm trying to be sure by examining her vent to see if I can feel the egg there, and to get some olive oil in there to help things along. Problem is, I can't find the correct channel where the egg should be coming through. I'm going slightly in, then up - but there's no up. Going straight in, I'm in the intestine. Even this only gets me in about 1 inch. There is absolutely nothing heading upwards at all. I'm just hitting what feels like soft, squishy intestinal/abdominal wall. Is there a trick to finding the egg duct in there? If she's eggbound, this will be going on day 5 now, so it's getting kind of urgent. Here are her symptoms: Stays a bit to herself. Is with the flock, but separates herself a bit. Abdomen between her legs is firm and enlarged Can pass runny white urates, but no feces Occasionally stands hunched over with a droopy tail Does walk around and peck, but it's not the determined scratching and pecking she usually does. It's more just aimless pecking. Won't eat, but will drink a little. Vent is pulsating She's a 3 year old buff orpington. I sometimes get a paper-thin-shelled egg, or a thin-shelled egg in the coop, and I've been suspecting it's her.