Ok.. this is a mystery.. found the egg, it was broke out by myself accidently from by her ovary.. not outta the uterus and it was already shelled with a membrane on it.. pictures explain.. Well , Hilde did not survive her bath this morning. I felt an egg in here via vent yesterday and she got worse and started heavy breathing by this morning when I went out to get her for her bath. She had been pooping yellow liquid.. thought was diarhea since mid yesterday... Now we know why did didn't smell.. Hilde is sposed to be around 18 mths old. Never has been a great layer.. she laid for a couple days, take a day or 2 off.. etc. then she may lay 3 days straight and take a day off.. She was eating and running around the yard on Saturday and Sunday, she was in and out off the box acting normal except she never laid her egg. Here are my Graphic findings. I did as I watched in a video: Um, if you see bubbles,, thats cuz I was dipping my hands into a bucket of hot soapy water as they were gooed from yolk.. LOL PUlling back skin to make incision. First Cut into belly, this is what we had.. Yolk, and lots of yolk. Well I had her this far I decided to just look around, the little green thing is her gall bladder hidden under her liver.. and don't know if you can see it , but her heart tip is just under the upper breast bone. OK>. here we find the egg I felt yesterday. In the egg tube still, very thin, very stretched.. the mystery just begins.. as I tried to remove the whole tube at this point the egg popped outta the ova duct. Here is the egg, taken out of yet another membrane.. so yes.. this egg was covered by that membrane... Mystery still to me. Close up of her Ovary.. but I have already removed the larger yolks that werent broke.. Now all the little beads left are future eggs, these are little yolks growing.. OK>. now this is the whole reproductive system.. left side in pic is her vent with a few black feathers and going to the right from there is her uterus where the shell gland is(the lump right of the vent), all the way on the right is the ovary.. I did break the tube upon washing the yolk off . BUT> the membrane laying next ot the ova duct is where it broke out from.. NOw from what I've seen this is not right.. heres a close up of the ovary and the ova duct that the egg popped out of. I know the extra tissue is not normal. A. a shelled egg should NOT be back up in that area, however the membrane on the shelled egg makes me think she was trying to make an egg on an egg. This egg was bigger then her normal eggs as is. Also, There is a mass on the tube , tissue.. could it be cancer? Anyway.. that is what I saw.. I'd love to hear what you guys think.. I'm new to chickens this year, and only watched a video of the necropsy.. so forgive my lack of remembering the proper terms..