My hen, Elvis, laid a soft shelled/papery egg on the roost yesterday and tonight when my husband went to the coop, she was in the nesting box and had laid an egg in the nest box. It was an egg yolk and white completely out of the shell (yolk not broken) and the shell was papery and rolled up like a cigarette separate from the egg yolk/white. She seems like she is trying to expel something else (maybe the rest of the soft papery shell?). I stuck my finger in her and she pushed hard against it. I didn't feel any egg shell (soft or hard), but she keeps trying to bear down. She seems to be okay perky-wise. Her wings are down further on her body (more towards her legs), but her tail and head are both up. After we inspected her, I put her on the ground to see how her body was presenting, and she jumped up on the roost. Still looks like she is trying to bear down. Any ideas on what is going on? Should I treat it like she is egg bound? Maybe put her in a warm water bath to see if she relaxes. She usually doesn't like us holding her and puts up a fuss, but she didn't tonight. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks. Wendy ETA: Over the last week, her eggs have been getting quite a bit lighter in color and are larger and a little more misshapen than normal. I wasn't surprised with the papery egg yesterday.