Hi all, after halloween I put the jack-o-lantern in the chickens' run. They've been working their way through it day by day since. Some like it more than others. Yesterday I picked up 2 odd eggs in the coop. 1 sounded like a pingpong ball when touched (high pitched tapping or brushing sound). It was strangely shaped and white (mine are brown egg layers). The other egg was soft. The membrane wasn't broken but it sagged like a half-filled water balloon. Today I saw on their droppings board a 'cracked egg' amidst the poo, and what looked like a hatched turtle egg (a shrivelled leathery white empty shell). I'm still getting a good number of nice eggs from my hens so not all of them are doing this. Most of them are young and it is possible these have been the first eggs from one of my hens. Would you take the pumpkin away to encourage them to fill up on their lay ration instead, or not worry about it. It's nearly finished anyway. Or is this not likely to be related to pumpkin at all?