One of my hens has recently been pecked rather badly. Today there was an egg stuck half way out the vent. I think this is because that is where she is severely pecked and the egg wasn't able to pass through the raw tissue. First off, I wish I knew how best to deal with the pecking issue. Some pecking sure, but not to this extent where she is red and raw. Second, I ended up breaking the egg to release it and have separated her for now from the flock. After reading a few posts here, I think I should flush the vent and use some olive oil to lubricate the tissue. She needs some healing time even though I'm worried about re-introducing her, she needs a break.