So I have known my smallest Buff Orpington hen was close to being the first one to lay an egg for the last week or so. She was all red face, squatting, checking out the nesting box. I was so anticipating my first ever egg, I came home to a poor miserable hen with a prolapsed vent and the egg hanging outside of her still inside her insides. I went into emergency mode and had my daughter read every suggestion and I pushed it all back in, I put her in an epsom bath, I rubbed her with prep H, olive oil, honey, pushed it all in a couple more times. Long story short I went to my friend that is a long time chicken owner who exclaimed in dismay when she saw it and she and her very sweet husband told me that they would humanely put her down. I am so sad and feel like a complete failure as a backyard chicken keeper.