My 10 yr old was putting the girls away when he noticed our Old English Game banty huddled alone looking "wierd". She's usually the one that my 4 yr old carries around like a doll, so definately not normal behavior. He brought her in and she seemed to be egg bound- was straining and straining but no egg coming out, you could feel it there though. We got her over the winter, this is her first egg for us. We used a little mineral oil and gentlly helped her to work out a BIG ol egg (for a banty). Chickens really can look relieved. I'm an obstetrician, so I felt like I was at work doing a delivery of a 10 lb baby. My son is now telling everyone that he saved our gal- we're very proud of him!