Hi, I'd really like some advice. I left my dog and chickens with a housesitter for a couple weeks, and wouldn't ya know it- they started laying, finally. The thing is that one got really hurt- and I'm fairly concerned she won't make it. When I "treated" her this mornings, she had gunk stuck to her entire back side, and hanging off in clumps. I used a paper towel to pull of the largest clump, which had an egg in it- covered in feathers and poop and blood. Then I saw that she had another egg stuck in her distended vent behind it, but that she did did not seem able to push it out. So I squeezed the distended skin and got the egg out. Later I tried to soften all the matted bedding stuck to her underside, but ended up just using eyelid scizzors to cut most of it away. She is a full size cochin. At first she was just huddling close to the heat lamp in their coop shaking, but before I had to leave for work she had ventured out. However as I was leaving I noticed that she was not joining the other chickens, but edging behind some bushes. She wasn't grooming herself like the others. I feel rotten. Her vent is distended and has some tuissue hanging out. There's bood and some discharge. I't's basically a bad prolapse, and I don't know if she will or can recover. Cochnis only lay a couple eggs a week, or so I hear, so this impaction must have been going on for a while for her to have 2 eggs- one stuck to her butt, and the other still inside it. My guess is that the first egg she layed was runny or broken, which stuck to her fuzziness, and as it snowed they stayed in their (not terribly big or tall) coop and she managed to hetr bedding and poop stuck in the runny egg. The matted hair was like glue! Anyway- I'm going to wait to see how she looks when I get home, but I wonder if I should euthanize her. I'm not sure if a checken can recover from something like this. As I said- the injury is distended, torn and bleeding. She is still pooping, but it is runny, and I'm not sure if she is eating/drinking or not. Any advice?