After feeding and watering my Delaware hens this morning, and successfully getting them all back into the run after a few tried to escape into our watermelon patch, I noticed a problem. The hens just started laying about a month ago, the vent on one of my girls looks almost as if it's inside out. It's protruding, very red, and inflamed looking. I've heard of cases with young laying hen's eggs sometimes getting stuck, them having a hard time to get the egg out. I gently pushed the vent to see if that may be the case, but there was no resistance. So I'm assuming there wasn't an egg inside? Does anyone have any experience or knowledge on this subject? I really hope it isn't anything too serious. We raised these Dellies from day-olds. All eight ended up surviving and I'd hate to have to cull one now. Thanks for anyone's help. Jeremy.