How can you tell if your hen is egg bound? Yesterday, my two year old hen sat on the nest for approx. 4 hrs. without an egg and didn't seem like herself when I finally picked her up. She had a bit of diarriha. She appeared to be straining somewhat. Last night I put her in a separate large cage with water and food and this morning she was still very quiet but picked at the cobs of corn I gave her. When I brought her out into the yard she just sat and slept for an hour or so but now I see she is walking around and picking at grass etc. Should I just keep an eye on her or what should I look for?