Thank goodness I can come to this website for support. My husband said that raising chickens would be sooo easy. My Dominique turned bitchy, and bitey. Now two eggs were pecked this week. Just an hour ago my big Speckled Sussex laid a rubber egg. I picked her up because she was acting strange, but she wanted down and when I put her down, she immediately laid a rubber egg in front of me. Very bizarre. She was the last of the four to start laying and has laid small eggs for a month. Can you eat the rubber egg, or boil it and feed it to the hens? Is it safe to eat eggs that have a hole pecked in it? I wouldn't think so because of where their beaks have been. I appreciate all responses. Have a great day.