I have a hen I thought was egg bound (that was back in January) I did the recommended soaking, lubing, and checked for a stuck egg, but nothing. I took her to the vet and he thinks she "may be laying internally." Is there a way to definitely find out? Her abdomen is swollen and has been since I noticed she wasn't feeling well back in January. We have had her on Baytril twice since thought she had an infection in her abdomen. The vet recommended I put her down since he thought she would only get worse. She seems like she feels better, she runs after me for treats and enjoys pecking and scratching around the yard. If it wasn't for her distended abdomen she would be normal. Also her comb just got it's red color back, it was pale for a long time. Also she hasn't laid an egg at least since January, I acquired her in November and her age is unknown. I was thinking of looking into having her ovaries removed, but I don't want to do that unless I can be sure that the internal laying is what is going on. She has become my pet and I am very attached to her...actually attached is an understatement!