OMG! I just went through the strangest thing with my silkie pullet. She is 5 months old and laid her first egg. The problem is that the egg was surrounded by a very thin membrane, which was attached to her. The egg was right snug to her vent, being held by this membrane. Very thin and slightly blood tinged. So my son held her while I carefully cut a small hole in the membrane and popped the egg out of the sac. No blood or anything else came out with the egg after I got it out of the sac. The egg was completely normal. Normal shell, small, as to be expected for a first egg. So after I popped the egg out of the membrane, I pushed the membrane back into her vent. In hind sight, should I have trimmed this membrane, rather than push it back in? I just didn't want to hurt her or cause damage. I wish now that I would have taken a quick pic to post but at the time I was just beside myself! My silkie coop has two sides to it so I put her by herself in the small side in the laying box tonight so that no one will bother her. Has anyone dealt with this issue? What in the world happened? And my biggest worry...will she be ok? Should I be doing anything else for her? . She is the pullet pic in my avatar. I just love her.