Hi all, I have a Buff Orpington named Ponyo who, a couple days back, was acting lethargic. She had her butt open as if she was trying to defecate so I thought she was just constipated. I gave her some warm olive oil and a date as laxatives to help her out. And later on that day when I checked up on her I was surprising to find she had laid an egg, outside her coop, on my porch. Furthermore when I was putting the chickens away in their hen house I found she had laid yet another egg, but this one was deformed and crumpled up. I looked up these symptoms and found she might be "egg bound" but I'm not still sure what that entails. Is she egg bound? She is alittle over a year old and lately has not laying as much as usual. She also has a poopy butt, and since this incident I've noticed it's become rather red and lost feathers on it. What does that mean? Her lifestyle I'm proud to say is ideal, she is completely free range and we make her feed out of leftovers, rice, fish, and vegetables ect. We do this because our local pet store doesn't have all natural chicken feed and only carries stuff that is chemically treated. I also occasionally dump a whole bunch of crickets or meal worms out there for protein and as a treat for them. Please help me figure out what's going on!