My silkie started acting funny last thursday (feb 12) and wouldnt leave the nest box after friday. I went out of town (funeral) and when i returned she still was in the same box - i think she left the nest once in a while becasue there was no poo in the nest. I thought maybe she was egg bound, so i brought her in and soaked her in warm water. All i got were a couple of huge poos. (one a day, roughly) She is very very warm. And i swear i can feel an egg under her left leg. (or is it something else) I massage her, soak her, keep her in the bathroom with the heater on while hse is wet. Heater goes off when she is dry. She shivers constantly and i really think she is trying to push a lot. She eats (especially traets) but i have never seen her drink. what else.... oh yeah - she keeps her but up in the air - espically when i reach for her. And sometimes she spreads her wings out a little and fluffs up. Sometimes she acts like she wants to be 'serviced' if you know what i mean. If she is eggbound, wouldnt she be dead already - its been almost a week? I am really hoping that she is broody as opposed to egg bound, but i really think i can feel an egg, and it hasnt moved. help help help.....please. this is so time consuming, i spend hours with her everday between the butt soaking, and drying and massaging. I will feel pretty silly if she is broody after all this effort, but welcome the idea of her having a non-life threatenting condition.