Hen was a year this spring: I have a hen who was in and outta the box all day yesterday.. but no egg.. Today I noticed her in the box and would not come out since early morning.. if I pull her out, she jumps back in.. About 1pm after watching her and listening to her perkalate with small moments of grunting while she was laying. I went to take her out to give her a bath and see if there was an egg and she shot liquid watery yellow diarhea all over me and the ground and then a little more when I got her in the tub.. I did the bath.. she ate a little yogurt etc.. she's back out there.. after several attempts to feel an egg on the outside.. I got brave and went in. I can feel an egg, but its not the shell part, I feel it through a membrane lining, I must be in the wrong tube. EEEK. LOL I think I got it to mover closer as when I was done after the 3rd time I could put my finger on the far in and put gentle pressure on the egg towards the vent.. I dont' know which way to go when I get in and dont know which way to move the egg. Do you know how to get in to the egg to add some lubricant to the uterus opening?? I'm trying to catch this before she looses all energy , she's still alert, but doesnt fight me a whole lot. Thanks OK.. rethinking.. I do feel a hard egg.. but if she was eggbound wouldnt I feel it closer to the vent as in the shell.