Okay, I've got this big Cornish X hen, and the past day she's started making those little clucky noises, which I associate with laying. She's only about 14-15 weeks, by accounts, though. But yesterday, she suddenly clucked, and I thought she was going to poop, but something that looked like the albumin of an egg squirted out of her rear. Clear and with a little bit of whitish ropiness. The other two hens pounced on it and started gobbling it up! This was definitely not fecal matter. Still, I was just a little grossed out by the others pouncing on this...um, hen-by-product. So, is she starting to rehearse for laying by squishing out yolkless, shell-less eggs? Isn't this a bit precocious, too?