Our NHR pullet is 19 weeks old. She laid her first egg on Friday, and it was smeared with blood. I read up on that.. and see that it happens sometimes. Her vent was a little swollen, and a bit bloody, so I gave her a little bath in some warm water, and she seemed relieved, so on we went. I had to go out of town this weekend, and when I get back today, she is thinner, and her vent is very swollen, and crusty, like pasty butt. (My son and my father watched after the birds this weekend, but apparently had no idea what to look at, and since she seemed to be her usual self, they did not inspect closely) So I washed her in warm water, and gently cleaned off her vent. She passed a firm stool, and then what looked like pus. She has since passed a softer stool, but no blood. She has not laid another egg, but I felt the area between her legs, and I don't feel an egg stuck in the vent. She's not eating much, and has slept some on my lap. Her vent does not look prolapsed, just irritated. and there is the pus-like drainage... HELP!