It has been a rough season for me. I knew raising meatbirds as layers would be a labor of love - and that they would not have long lives. I have one hen left - I call her Cindy. This one was never a consistent layer. I expected nothing from her when autumn came - after not laying for 1 month, I started getting 1 egg a week from her in late Oct. Four days ago she appeared eggbound - going from nesting box to nesting box tail down bobbing. Not wanting to take any changes with the last of my fat-bottom girls (that's what we called them) I gave her a warm bath Xmas eve, tried to feel for an egg with a lubed gloved finger could not feel anything but only went in an inch or so. Kept her warm & inside all night, gave her tums with calcium. Being a meatbird, her appetite is good - she has been eating and drinking (gatorade/water) - and pooping normal looking poop throughout this whole ordeal. On Xmas morn we put her in the coop in a big dog cage, so our rooster couldn't bother her. (I was having guests and figured the coop - with my 6 other birds - would be more quiet. I was lucky to get her an appointment with a local avian/reptile vet on Monday. The vet said she felt something large but it did not feel like an egg and was probably a tumor. I gave permission for them to X-ray - here is the image - it is an egg. Vet immediately gave her a calcium shot and gave me a bottle of liquid 200mg Calcium Glubionate to give her (1ml twice a day). Vet also gave me Amoxycillan for her - just in case there is another issue going on - even though she agreed her poop looked normal. Right now it is almost 48 hours later - she's had the calcium and the amoxy, she's eating, drinking and pooping - doing everything but expelling the egg. Last night I was so upset, watching her strain, I warmed olive oil and massaged her vent with it. I poured a bit in her vent. I awoke this morning - she's still alive - but no egg. Any suggestions as to what else I can do? I will add - she does not appear to be in pain (of course, we can't know for sure) and she will leave the cage and walk around the room - almost like a woman would trying to induce labor. Btw, we brought her back into the house yesterday and plan to keep her inside nice and warm.