WARNING: NEW CHICKEN MOMMY WHO IS CLUELESS POSTING!!! I bought a year old chicken on Saturday. She seemed to be in pretty good health, though her back looked a little rough from their rooster, and I noticed some missing feathers around her vent. Her bottom was a little messy when I got her out of the box after transporting her home, and it's cleaned up a bit since she's been able to roam around and give herself dirt baths. It's now been three days, and she hasn't laid an egg. I know that chickens can get stressed out after a move and not lay for a while (like for up to a month?), but I got the impression they lay a couple eggs that were in the works before they go on strike. I have seen her defecate, and she seems to be running around and acting normally. Her bottom seems a little swollen to me, but remember, I am a first time chicken mom, and I'm comparing her to my 15 week pullets who just seem a lot leaner all around. Anyway, if she is just stressed, I don't want to stress her out more by trying to palpate her belly or give her a bath since she doesn't know me at all yet. If she's egg bound, I'm willing to do all that and more to help her out. So, overreacting and worrying too much, or should I be worried?