Hi everyone. Our one-year-old Buff Orpington started acting droopy (tail pointed down) and her belly seemed a little distended on Saturday so we gave her a warm bath, kept her inside in a warm room and checked her Sunday morning. She still hadn't laid the egg, so I tried the lubed finger tactic and couldn't feel the egg. Sunday night she was getting worse and very weak; we gave her another bath, and massaged her a bit, and I noticed that the "egg" seemed a little misshapen. This morning she hadn't eaten anything and could no longer hold herself up straight. We decided that culling her would be the best option. After that, we opened her up to see where the offending "egg" was and this is what we found.
The third picture is the first thing I found in her oviduct and what we had assumed was the misshapen egg. There was a lot more of the same sort of meaty material in her oviduct. Is it possible that these were deeloping chicks that got stuck inside her with no shell developed?