Good morning! Well, not so good for little Bridget. She is a Buff Orpington that I bought in a group of 4 chicks. They are now about 26 1/2 weeks old. One is a rooster, but 3 are hens. The other two hens' combs started turning bright red and growing the week before last. It was just about an overnight process. I fed them, went to bed, woke up, and they looked so much more like Hens than pullets. Except for Bridget. I don't know why, but her face is still pink and she has a little baby chick comb, not a Hen comb, and no visible wattles. I just figured she is a late bloomer. Anyway, about 5 days ago, I started seeing eggs in the nest box. I don't know who has been laying them, but my guess would naturally be the girl with the most developed and bright comb, maybe the other. But not Bridget, right? So, I think that Bridget has never laid an egg before. This morning, I went out to feed, and no eggs in the nest box yet. Which is normal. Mine don't lay until a little later... But Bridget was on the ground, laying kind of weird with her feathers all puffy, and I think she was shaking a little (could be my imagination). Anyway, her bum was laying with a streak of yellow and white junk under it on the ground. Looked something like a partially scrambled egg as soon as you pour it into a hot skillet and it becomes less translucent. At first, I thought she may be egg bound. I didn't think of palpating her because I was trying to act fast. I put her in a coon trap with a cup of water, and sat the coon trap across the top of my bath tub, put a hand towel partially over the coon trap where she was sitting, pulled the shower curtain, directed the showerhead away from the cage, plugged the tub, and turned on steamy hot water. After the tub was full, I turned the water off and left the room, closing the door. She has been in there now for about 40 minutes. Quiet as a mouse. I just went to check on her and it wasn't too warm in there, so I unplugged the tub and turned the hot shower back on. She is standing normally, looking around. She seems comfortable. So what is wrong with her? I may need to go in and get her out of the coon trap and feel her tummy, but I don't want to bother her if this is an obvious indication of something else. I'm concerned that it might be egg yolk peritonitis, EYP. Any info is appreciated, thanks!