I have a 71/2 month old red ranger hen. I have raised her from a chick and she has always been very active. She has been laying for about 11/2 to 2 months now with no problems. On friday my fiance noticed that she would not get up to come out with the rest of the flock when he left them out and she couldnt really walk right even when she tried to move. That night i was informed about possible egg binding and went home and soaked her and dried her. The next morning i checked on her and there were no changes. This morning around 8 i brought her back in and tried the soak again along with some olive oil in her food. Up until 4 this afternoon she had not pooped either. So i put some electrolytes and probiotics in her water and finally at 730 she pooped quite a bit. However her belly is still pretty swollen. I used gloves and ky jelly and felt for an egg but felt nothing. I have her inside for now to rest and keep warm. She is still eating and drinking normally, i just have to keep it close by so she can reach it, due to the fact that she doesnt really wanna move just yet, but she is still very alert. However she is sitting a bit more normal and not quite so hunched back on her behind. Is it possible that she was just constipated and now that her bowls are moving her belly will return to normal. Also i read somewhere that if they cant lay, they cant poop and vice versa. Is this true?