[/i ] I hope the pictures come out right: This is what one of my hens just laid after in the nesting box. It is a partially developed egg with a yolk with sometihng attached to it that is completely foreign to me, the outside is sort of like sandpaperish or like sharks skin and the inside is clear jelly like, it is attached to the egg at one end. I don't think it is a worm or parasite, I am affraid it is part of her reproductive system. Can anyone give me a clue as to what it is and what I can do for the hen that laid it, she seems OK but it has been less then an hour since she dropped this. Feel free to call me with advise if you would like 802-851-8080.