Hi! I'm petsitting for a friend of mine who has a chicken. I've pet sat for this chicken several times before. This is the first time - from petsitting, or my own chickens (when I had some) - I've seen eggs in the laying-pan be broken. I looked in the forums, and I saw that this is pretty normal. However, a couple issues have still raised concerns for me. I check her box every day, but the first time I found a broken egg, another egg had been laid - unbroken. I figured they hit each other, and broke. Or as the forums mentioned, she stepped on it. This was the first one: The next egg was whole, but had a couple reddish bumps on it, causing me to think all may not be perfect: Also, the owner tends to be bothered by things on her eggs more than I was. She asks me to wash every egg I gather (I know that's not advised!) and it looks like she may have tried to remove these dots on previous eggs? Finally, today she laid another broken egg, and it was broken on just one side. A bit like a puncture. Something seems off about this to me, so I wanted to bring it up to the wise group of people here! Close up of the break: I'm not sure what breed Marilyn is, but this is her (sorry it's a little blurry): Her laying box has pine shavings with a sprinkle of insecticide (like the kind you can sprinkle on a dog that has fleas). The insecticide is new since I watched her last. Also new since the last time is she's recently been being given mealworms (about 1/2 a cup a day), and bird seed (it looks like it's a mix of black sunflower, peanuts and some other things). The final change is she's been able to go in the yard with the dogs, where she has access to lots of grass, mulch, and the flowers and stuff on the perimeter. I don't think any of the yard time might be a problem, but I wasn't sure about the birdseed and mealworms (since I have no personal experience with those). Other than that she has the usual fare of chicken pellets, water, and oyster shell, and a few vegetable/fruit scraps. Hopefully this is no cause for concern, but in case this was indicative of her getting too much of a nutrient or something like that and I could help it by changing how much I gave her of something, then I'd love to be able to help that way! Thank you so much for reading and any advice you have!!