Hermione, one of our favorite pet chickens, has female trouble. She's been eggbound once, and now is laying very bloody eggs, with the inside of her vent torn up. She's just laying eggs that are too big for her. We discussed what options there are with our vet, and he explained that the operation to spay a hen frequently results in her death. Hormone shots to suppress laying frequently cause other troublesome side effects. In other words, he was telling us that there are no good options other than euthanasia. Right now we're trying to get her to go broody and give her insides a chance to heal up. Of course, we know that when she starts laying again, the same problem is likely to recur. I feel sick at heart, and I want to know that I've looked at all possible options, and that I'm operating on good information. So, has anyone ever had their chicken spayed, and what were your experiences? Thanks very much.