So. I've been doing some digging through the threads on the possibility of what a red swollen, underside might be with little positive outcomes but, I just wanted some clarification if possible. I have a Barred Rock hen that has a red back-end that seems swollen and almost squishy, but not. She eats normally, poops normally, and seems to drink normally, but does appear to be a bit skinnier than she used to be. She went through a half molt a month or so ago, and while her sister is resplendent in her new feathers, this one never quite made it all the way through gracefully, so I'm not sure if hormone levels change during molt or what but, just thought I'd add that info in case anyone finds it important. I've also read about the horrors of internal laying but, can a chicken lay a physical egg and still be an internal layer? It was a bit larger than an average egg, but otherwise the same consistency of any of our other eggs. I've read that yolk can back up in their system, or masses can accumulate in their ovaries, so I was wondering if anyone could offer an idea on whether that's it and should I expect to put her down humanely in the near future. For the moment she doesn't seem to be suffering, and she did lay an egg today (the swelling and redness didn't dissipate), but I was hoping someone else had some insight onto what's the best course of action for her. I will post pictures tomorrow if it would help. We have her segregated in a dog crate for the moment and she's cozily sleeping in her make shift nest box. Thanks!