- Oct 17, 2014
I realized my best hen who by the way is molting was trying to lay an egg. Having never seen this before I watched for over 30 minutes when she spread out and squated I watched thinking ok here it comes. Out came clear liquid Albumen and few seconds later the yolk was passed, then what looked like a shell half wrong side out which the other hen took off with and a few stayed behind to finish off the almost egg. What in this world did I just witness? Can I do something to help her and this is the second shell like that I have found. First one was in a nesting box and I had no earthly idea what it was until today. Oh and she is the matriarch of the bunch.