so I have a 19 week old EE that we were not sure if she started laying in last week as I saw some small/pullet like eggs. then found her tonight- in pain, with this red egg like protruberance from her bottom. It is red and pressed through skin. ( not sure where vent is in relation as it is all tight) . Upon feeling it- if there is an egg, it is soft shelled. ... I bathed her bottom in warm soapy water for 15 minutes and put petrolium jelly on her vent( at least I think I found it). No penicillin on hand as a back yard chicken gal... Put her in her own rabbit hutch for the night with some hay and a warm towel. Massaged the bottom... if there is a shell, it is a rubbery/soft shell. Just feels mushy there. Kinda freaked out to push it back in. yikes... going to check on her in a little bit. Any other tips would be great.