Tonight I had two chickens fighting over the nest box - one has been trying to sleep in it for a few nights so we've been putting balls in them. My husband went out to close up the coop and found two birds in the nest box refusing to budge! He kicked them out and put the balls in. Then I went out to find them both crammed in there, with the balls on top of each other! And low and behold my poor girl Rosie had laid this super creepy soft shelled egg!!!...YUCK!! It's like a sack of goo or something and it has a tail! What the heck? Is that normal? She's not been laying for about 1 month, been molting I'm pretty sure. I keep hearing about soft shell eggs but has anyone seen one with a tail like this? At the very end of the tail it looked like egg white. My boys were thoroughly entertained and sufficiently grossed out!! This is the nest box situation: Currently my husband is soaking the egg in salt water to see if it will demonstrate osmosis for the kids....what a weirdo. Sheesh.