Greetings, to my surprise Penny had a leathery egg hanging out of her vent, so I carefully pulled it and it tore off a bit, leaked egg yolk and white. Now I find her in the bottom of the coop, weak, and apparently egg bound. I've soaked her in warm water, tried to give her warm water, but its to soon to see any signs of improvement. Penny died in a clothes basket filled with shredded paper in the warm sunshine. Thank you for your responses. I did do a necropsy on her, bless my moms heart, she sat and helped right along beside me. You can see there is something not right looking at it, before cutting in through that last tissue into the abdominal cavity. Inspecting the "stuff" around her intestines, its obvious that she had ruptured an egg, either internal laying or me pulling that tissue out- more then likely it was the first. In this picture you will see the egg yolk and white that had surrounded all of her organs. In this photo you are looking at the hens cavity, there was fluid including egg yolk and blood through out cavity. I am surprised that I was able to do the necropsy, granted I process my own birds, but Penny was my baby. After opening her up and seeing the mess she had inside, I am relieved that it was out of my hands. Nothing that could have been done- by myself or a veterinarian. Its been a terrible couple weeks, lets hope this is the finally and only good this way comes.