I have a red sex-link hen that I've wondered about...if she's "all there." She sometimes doesn't seem to respond the way the others do, and we've wondered if she's blind, or deaf, or just...really not too bright...! Well, on occasion I've noticed a smashed egg in the bottom of the coop, which she and the other hens will peck at if I don't clean it up quick (I've worried that she will teach them egg-eating), but I couldn't figure out what was going on. Well, today I opened the coop and my other girls happily scattered to the run, and this one just sat on the perch glaring at me. She wasn't in the nesting box, just sitting there on a perch. So I thought maybe she didn't feel like jumping down today, so I gently picked her up and put her on the ground. Well, as I did so, plop! An egg fell right out of her butt and smashed on the ground! I've never heard of a hen that had no idea when she was laying?!? Or who would rather lay from a perch than a nesting box?! No wonder the eggs were smashing! Has anyone ever heard of this or have a clue what to do about it?!?