Pleeeease see if you can help my hen. "Spring" was not quite herself (just a bit sluggish) but didn't have any concerning signs a week and a half ago. I went out of town for a few days and when I got back noticed she had not "bounced back". Her underside (back end 2-3 inches below her vent) was enlarged and hard last Sunday. I thought she was possibly eggbound, soaked her in warm water, massaged the enlarged area as it was very hard, she tried a very tiny bit of crushed Tums hidden in tiny bread crumbs, then back to the coop she went for the night. Next day, still enlarged, tried soaking her again while massaging. She didn't want to eat or drink anything I gave her. Didn't think she was going to make it thru the night as she kept closing her eyes and falling asleep in the sink while soaking. Back in the coop. A day or two later I began to wonder if maybe she had "water belly", sent hubby to go buy 1" 18 gauge needles, tried to drain any liquid in 3 different spots with the needle only (minus the syringe). Didn't really work... All we got was 4 drops of light yellow liquid. That was enough of that... Couldn't handle poking her anymore and back in the coop (nest box) she went. Last night tried soaking and massaging again. Today, she is still enlarged, still not moving much, aware of her surroundings, but hanging out in the nest box and I don't think she's really eating. Her eyes are looking not too terrific... nothing specific wrong with them, just looking tired and in pain. I really don't know what else to try. Could it be internal laying? What would my next step be? Thanks for any help you're able to provide!