This strange stringy thing was attached to one of the eggs this morning. I think it might be a new layer. All my hens are bantams and only two started laying the other three are all looking ready. One of my laying hens already laid and the other is in the nesting box. There are two possibilities for this strange egg. My silky went broody a couple weeks back and she’s been out of it for about a week and a half. So I’ve been waiting for her to start laying again. Well this morning I found her in the nesting box with this strange egg next to her. I don’t think she’s laid her egg yet because she still in the nesting box. but one of my other pullets that has been getting a very large red comb started making a lot of noise this morning. I have a feeling it might be this pullet that laid this egg. Is it normal for the first egg to be a little bit strange? After I took the stringy thing off, the little egg was perfect. It was a lot smaller than the eggs my other hens lay, But it was perfectly fine and normal. Oh and in the nesting box it was kind of wet.