I've been reading up on the threads trying to find something similar to what's going on with my very favorite lady. She's been looking a bit...ragged lately - just not as fluffy as her peers. Her feathers, I mean. Last week I found a soft-shelled egg in the coop which I thought was probably from one of our younger birds getting started. Well this morning I went to let the ladies out and this poor chicken had half of a soft-shelled egg hanging from her vent. I picked her up and pulled it out and she went off with the flock. I went to check on her awhile later and found her huddling, alone, by the house. I brought her in and gave her a warm bath, checked her vent (empty as far as I could tell), and watched her for awhile. She ate a small piece of egg but wasn't interested in the yogurt, cheese, or rest of my son's leftover omelette, which is *very* unusual. She wanted to go back outside so I carried her to the coop and she settled into the nest box where she still is now. She's approximately 2.5 years old, black sex link, free-ranging, and the only one of the flock of 8 who is appearing ill. I have access to fluids and antibiotics if she needs them, and can get to the feed store quickly if there is anything else I should do. I don't know if it might be worms/parasites and am totally confused about how to handle those, even after reading lots of posts about them. Any amateur chicken docs want to take a shot at this? Like I said, she is MFC (my favorite chicken) and is such a sweet lady! If there is anything I can do to help her I will do it but just feel kind of stuck. Is it better to bring her in (more stressful but she will be monitored and pampered) or leaver her outside (where she feels comfortable and safe)? Arrrgh! I just feel so helpless! TIA for any advice!