One of my three Brown Bovans (production chicken) laid this strange looking egg this morning. I adopted these Bovans as one year olds in May 2014, so she is about 1 1/2 years old. She didn't lay an egg yesterday, which didn't worry me because she's been taking a day off every week or so during October. I figure it is due to shorter days this time of year (I'm in Wisconsin) and growing in new feathers. The deformity at the tip of the egg is soft, but the rest of the shell is hard. Nothing leaks out of the deformed end, so the part that looks a little 'dented-in" is actually solid. There just seems to be an extra swirl of softer shell at the end. For example, if I touch the very tip of the extra material I can move it a little. The hen has been healthy and acting normally. I don't see any signs of infectious bronchitis, though she was sneezing a few times a day about three weeks ago. No nasal discharge, however, or other signs of illness. They have a separate dish of oyster shells and I feed them layer feed. I also sprinkle a very small amount of finely ground up egg shells on top of their feed. I've never had any broken eggs or evidence of eating eggs. As you can see in the second picture, the coloring on the egg is lighter at the ends. I did move their little pre-fab coop within a new run I built on the side of our garage, but that was back on September 8 (now November 2), and they didn't miss a beat as far as laying. They are not at all crowded, but the new run doesn't get much sun, and their previous location did offer afternoon sun. Does anyone have any thoughts. I figure it's just a freak egg.