Hi all , would appreciate a little advice here as I am a relative newcomer to keeping hens. Was given a Yokohama cock and hen plus Yokohama/ Peking cross last autumn. Sadly he died recently so want to know whether my girls will be ok without him. The cross( Durga ) is still laying but ( this is another query) her eggs are Inedible. Taste like plastic/ chemicals. Not feeding them anything weird though! Also, this morning she had laid a kind of Siamese egg! They were much smaller than normal , no shell and joined by a tube... Very strange. I would like to increase the flock but broke my arm the same day cockerel died so will wait until I have both hands back in action! Any advice greatly appreciated!