I wrote several days back about the last of my meatbird hens that I rescued and raised as layers all summer. I had 3 left going into winter, as soon as snow came, they stopped moving, stayed in the coop and just ate. ( I wasn't about to starve them.) Two died before Xmas - the one left is eggbound. I brought her to the vet - got an Xray - we saw the egg - with its' shell, perfectly formed way up in her abdomen. Vet gave Calcium shot plus liquid calcium for home and amoxycillan - it is not working. Up until yesterday, I had some hope. She awoke yesterday walking around outside her dog cage (we have her in the house) doing an eggsong - like she was looking for a place to lay. After 4 days off and on in the cage - I figured she didn't want to lay there so we put her back in the coop for about 5 hours. Now, I think that may have been a mistake. We brought her back in last night. She still eats but is no longer drinking. I have been giving her watermelon with Gatorade poured in it - she will eat that.She hasn't laid by now so I think this egg is stuck. The vet said she probably would not survive surgery as she is an overweight meatbird. I talk to my husband about putting her down - he said she doesn't look uncomfortable - let's let it play out. What do I do now? I don't want her in pain - should I give her aspirin? I'm a basket-case -can't work, I can't concentrate - the thought of prolonging pain bugs me. Then I feel like an idiot projecting my human emotions on a chicken. Has anyone been through this? I just want this to be over. This is the thread right after I brought her home from the vet. The last of my meat bird layers is eggbound - vet gave calcium - still no egg - suggestions please!