I have had a soft shell layer every since my hens started laying this August. I wasn't to sure which one but suspected the Orpington. This week I have found her in the nest box, but never an egg after. Well today she was standing off to herself and fluffed up. I went and picked her up and checked her out. A prolapsed vent. I have read her to see what to do, but am I better to put her down?? It seems that she has a genetic problem. I have her separated from the others and am going to try to doctor her. I know I may seem heartless, I not so if you are gonna rag me please don't.