My favorite red dorking hen is resting in my entrance way by the heater. I guess Im just waiting for her to die today. she started waddling a week or so ago and really fluffing her feathers, i of course didnt think much of it. two days ago she was moving very slow so we took notice of her and brought her in. I treated for egg binding, but I dont think thats it. shes swollen and 'squishy' in her pelvic area, so Im assuming its egg yolk peritonitis. There was one day I went to get eggs from the nest box and there was just some yolk mess in there along with the other eggs (I have 9 laying hens). I assumed one just broke, but now that I think about it there wasnt any empty shell. I suppose a hen could have eaten the shell, but it doesnt seem likely. I assume my sick hen laid a shell-less egg prior to this one that is now internal Wish I would have thought of this right away and attempted a calcium boost or something before it happened internally. I had really big plans of hatching her eggs with my colored dorking roo. She was my only red dorking. If anyone has any last minute tips Id appreciate it. Im trying to force her to drink - but not really seeing a point since shes just laying there now and not getting up anymore. From what I understand there isnt much you can do about this condition.