I noticed that I was short an egg for a while and at first thought that maybe a couple of hens were only having one every other day but I decided to isolate EACH hen to check out the situation and realized a certain hen has not laid an egg for a few days. I just recently had a Blue & Gold Macaw that was ill and when I took her to the vet, he discovered she was egg bound and it had been there for so long that it had calcified! He could not break it to remove it right then so he said he had to surgically remove it but she did not recover from the anesthesia. Of course, this is why I am concerned. So, does anyone know how to check (inside)? and if there IS an egg in there ...How do I get it to come out?