Okay, I have spent hours scouring BYC and haven't come up with anything that fits our situation and I am not sure where to post this. Yesterday, one of my BA hens seemed a slight bit lethargic and kept closing one eye. She kept the other eye open and the seeming lethargy could have been because she was enjoying the sunshine that afternoon. (We haven't had much sunshine lately and we were all enjoying it in the backyard.) Well, I went to check her out and make sure her eye was okay. When I picked her up, she started to flap and fight me a bit so I got her two feet together and put her head down so she would settle down and I could check her over. When I was done, I brought her up right and as I did this a watery white opaque-ish liquid splattered on my arms, on the hens tail feathers and downy bottom and on the ground (and unfortunately on my daughter too. Eww.). All of my hens are getting close to point of lay. This hen (Velvet) is also the only hen who does the squaking thing that sounds just like the videos of the 'egg song'. Is it possible that she discharged albumin? Is that something that a hen can do if she is close to laying? There was no foul smell or symptome of vent gleet. The discharge was fairly clear and watery. She has no mites, lice, or any other signs of illness except that she kept shutting the one eye. She is eating, scratching, and drinking normally. There is no discharge from her beak. She is not coughing, wheezing or sneezing. Today when I checked on her, she seemed perfectly fine and there is no sign of the watery discharge anywhere on her and her eye was fine. I checked her abdomen and didn't feel anything hard or unusual. Has anyone seen this happen to one of their girls? Thanks for your help!