I've attached a picture of a strange object that I found in one of our nests today. In addition to this object, there was wet nesting material in one corner. The white strips on the object is shredded paper from the nest box. It is sort of rubbery. I cut it open and it looked like this: In addition, one of my RIR chickens had a lot of dried poop stuck to her bottom. I brought her inside and soaked her bottom in a pan of warm water and cleaned her up. (That was an experience!) I have a theory as to what this might be, but would like input as to whether I am in left-field on this. I wonder if perhaps the chicken with the dried poop might have laid a shell-less egg. The membrane on the outside got ruptured and caused the wet next material, while the egg yolk dried out and produced this object. In all honesty, this could have been in the nest a couple of days before I found it today because my husband went out to gather the eggs and close up the coop after dark yesterday. Quite possible that he missed it. Still, I would expect a dried yolk to be more of a dark yellow rather than this color. Anyone seen anything like this before? Any other explanations?