I'm a first time chicken owner. I received 4 20-week old hens in April. For the most part, they seem well and happy, and produce plenty of eggs. For the last couple of days, "Black", a sexlinks, has been acting strangely. We let them all roam for a time each day, and she's not very active like the others. She's not eating much at all that I can see. She seems to spend most of the time resting, standing up. We have been short an egg for the last 3 days now. It's not the first time we have had missed eggs, but it doesn't usually last more than a day. We've noticed that Black is our most problematic layer, in that she skips a day sometimes, and often produces soft eggs. Now I'm not saying it can't be something else altogether that is bothering her, but egg-binding just seems to fit to me. Whatever the case, I can't get her to a vet right now, and I'd like to know if there's anything I can do for her to make her more comfortable? I know with fish and reptiles, egg-binding can be manually resolved, but is this even possible for chickens? Any ideas welcomed. Thanks.