yesterday morning I came in to find my pullet laying down breathing really heavy. she had her head down and her mouth open. she kept in squatting position when I went to check her. she struggled like this for about an hour then she passed an egg and was fine. why do you suppose she was having so much trouble passing the egg? is there anything I can do to help her like with feed ect? here is some history on her when I had bought her she had just came into lay for the first time. she was 6 months old and laid one egg just before I bought her from the breeder. when I took her home within the next couple of days she laid her next egg (assuming it was already in her oviduct] then she stopped laying because of being in a new place and I expected this. she was off her lay for about a month. then yesterday is when I found her like I described. is this normal for pullets to have a difficult time when they first come into lay.? the last egg before she had no trouble laying. this one really scared me.if you could have seen her all crumpled up breathing heavy head tucked down.. what do you supposed was the problem? have you seen this before? was she slightly egg bound? is there anything I can do to help? the egg looked perfect once laid. a little larger than her last. could that have been the issue? she is a silkie if that matters. after she passed the egg she was just fine.. does this sometimes just happen ? thank you for your opinions. I hope this doesn't mean she will have a tendency to get bound?