Ok, I've never seen this posted or mentioned before. (Maybe it has been and I just missed it) but it seems that my PBR has just laid two halves of an egg,... Or possibly two seperate eggs, with only half a shell on each egg ?!?!?! My daughter went out to collect the days eggs. She came running back into the house telling me that "Misty" had just laid a strange egg. I went to investigate, opened the egg collection door, and here is what I found... My Daughter walked into the coop at this point, and said there was another one on the ground, that all the other chickens were feasting on. She said that the "second" one was not there on the ground when she had come to get me only moments before. I asked her exactally what happened, and she said that she had opened the collection door, and "Misty"(the PBR) was sitting on top of "Helga"(our Australorp). So she(my duaghter), picked up Misty, and moved her to the next nesting box. at this point my daughter says that Misty stood up, and dropped this "Half egg" right in front of her as she was watching. Misty then hopped out of the nesting box, out of the coop,and down to the ground. That's when my daughter came running to get me. Immediately upon our return, (no more than 60 seconds), is when my daughter finds the other hens eating something on the ground, right where Misty had jumped down from the coop. so the in the left of the picture, is what we found on the ground, that the other chickens were eating. I can only assume that it looked just like the "half egg" in the right side of the pic, only moments before we got there. so now does this mean that space aliens abducted her in the night, performing traumatic experiments, and planted forein implants for reasearch, that has resulted in, I now have some sort of emotionally distressed chicken, with multiple personality disorders, that I need to seek out a Chicken Psycholigist , and register in group support meetings at CLA,(Chicken Lovers Annonymus), for chicken keepers families, who are victims of the horror, brought on by a bi-polar space freak bird? or is there a good explaination why this bird would lay 2 partially complete eggs only moments apart ??? BTW- this particular bird just started laying about 7 or 8 days ago, and we have gotten 4 or 5 perfectly fine eggs from her. The eggs HAVE been a bit small, and have had some white speckles (rough spots) that appear to just be irregularities stuck on the outside surfae of her shells. (just to be safe,....) Tonight, I'm going to make her a little tin foil hat , to protect her from the inevitable mind control radio waves, that the aliens are surely transmitting.