Hi, everyone! I'm new to chickens but not BYC. I've been lurking for a year and reading up on raising chickens so I would feel better prepared for when I get my girls, which finally happened last week! My husband and I are excited to have our 5 Backyard Browns. He spent almost a year, with many interruptions, building our coop, but our girls are so worth it. We set up a web cam so I can keep an eye on them, and on days I work from home, I seriously consider taking my laptop out to work from a lawn chair just so I can hear them talking to ech other. I'd like to thank all the posters on BYC for all that I've learned along the way. I felt much better prepared for setting up feeding and watering systems, protecting my chickens from predators, and just generally keeping them healthy. I do have a question about an odd egg, so I thought I'd toss it out here. We've had 8 eggs so far, but today one came out with a cloudy, white membrane around it. Under it was the usual hard shell. I don't know which chicken laid it, but no one seems to be in distress at the moment. I've tried to find out what the membrane means, but I'm not having any luck finding what it is. Any thoughts?