This morning I found the strangest thing in the coop. I can't tell if its a poop, an egg gone horribly wrong, or something else. I have five mixed aged RIR/comets. My best layer, who is a year and a half old is going through a major molt and was lethargic yesterday with all sorts of poop on her backside. She had been fine the day before. So I took her in, washed the poop (dark green) off her bottom and soaked her in the sink in warm water. She seemed to not mind it a bit and ate a bunch of blueberries, cracked corn and farina as she was soaking - from my hand. This was a good thing as her crop seemed pretty empty and I'd found her in the coop not free ranging with the others. Her crown was a bright red. So this morning she seems fine, and is walking around and I believe she laid an egg. She has a distinct egg song and when I heard it this morning I ran outside and found her sitting on top of a newly laid warm pristine egg. But then I looked down and saw on the ground this egg colored mass (light brown/tan/red). It was solid and rubbery and I picked it open and for some reason smelled it and a gut wrenching stink came out of it. It seems to be a mix of this meaty looking egg colored stuff and some thin cartelage material mixed together. I would compate the consistancy of the meaty part to compressed tuna. The cartalage material was very thin, like an onion skin. At this point all the hens are running around, eating, scratching so all's well in that respect. I did find a very watery dark green/white poop but who knows from which butt it came! I do not know which hen laid or poo'd this alien mass and was wondering what it was. Any ideas?