Yesterday we found the oddest thing: 2 soft eggs with no yolk the size of quarters-- next to stool (perhaps pieces of the debris from the oddity described below) and 1 soft egg with tissue hanging out and a "red" yolk. I found these pics on the internet with NO INFO on what happened to the hen or what was going on. These pics are EXACTLY what we found. Ours had a soft shell with some albumin and a red-looking yolk and a membrane hanging out of the shell: When the darkened outer cover was opened, there was a yoke inside. Once the yoke was washed away, there was an inner deep red membrane and an outer membrane. The outer membrane contained the fibrous projections seen in the images. ...I don't even know which hen it was from. All hens appeared normal- none with any kind of tissue hanging out of their vents. We have 5 hens... (no roosters) - all about 7 months old, but only 1 (Barred Rock) laid an egg that day. 1 Barred Rock (I think it was her) is an everyday-layer, but went for 3 days without laying. 1 Ameraucana has an impacted crop and stopped laying 2 days before. 1 Buff Orpington has gone broody and stopped laying 2 days earlier. 1 Ameraucana has yet to lay at all. (Did I mention we got back from vacation a few ago-- maybe they're mad at us- like the cat peeing in your slippers) Anyway... Has anyone ever seen anything like this? Did one of our regular layers just lay an ovary or something?!?! I don't know if you can see it in the pics or not, but this membrane actually seemed to have a vascular system all around it, with veins about 1-2mm thick-- like an organ!