My hens are about 1 year old (3 weeks shy of 1 year) This is the second egg I have found like this in the roosting pan: I suspect the culprit is mysweet Golden Comet because I havent gotten an egg from her in what seems like days! Then the Golden Comet and one of my BR hens were both in nesting boxes just now and they are bok, bok, boki-ing their little brains out like they do when they are laying eggs and they come out into the run like they are done. I go to check, and NOTHING- no eggs from either one! And heres my Buff Orpington. Shes losing feathers on her head and when i looked at her fluffy butt for mites, shes got a round bald patch back there too! So does my RIR... What the heck is going on??? Is this moulting? I thought this happened in the fall??? And whats with the rubber egg? They have fresh, organic feed and YES, the have oyster shell free choice. As well as veggie treats and they've been free ranging on spots that dont have any snow.... They are acting ok--- eating, drinking and just generally being chickens. I dont see any mites, but I dusted them, their roosts and the coop last week anyway. Can somebody tell me whats the heck is going on???? Obviously Im clueless!!! THANK YOU!!!!