- Apr 14, 2007
today, I saw my smallest BO hen go into the nest box-- when she came out I went in....There was a full size egg, prefect--EXCEPT there is a 'rubbery shell' I can barely see the yolk but I can handle it and it doesn't break! NOW this hen is in FULL molt. She is almost naked. She looks much like a pin cushion w/ tiny Buff colored heads on each pin.. IS the laying abnormal--I KNOW the soft shell is but do they lay when they are in molt and how on earth did she not poke the egg w/ the feather shafts?????