While most of the eggs your hens will lay are going to be normal, to start off October on a Halloween-ey note, I thought we'd take a moment to discuss the lash egg, which is grossest egg you'll ever see from your flock... if you enter the Twilight Zone! BWA-HAHAHAHA! (That was my evil laugh.) But the tale I'm going to tell you is true. Hens will lay some strange-looking eggs from time to time in the darkness of their nests. Here's how it happens: Within their secluded and private nesting chambers, your feathered friends enter their egg trance. Their eggs are laid after some labor and effort, after which they emit that mad, bloodcurdling egg cackle! Okay... it's not exactly blood-curdling but work with me here. Your feathered friends may lay eggs with ridges on the shell, or calcium "pimples." Sometimes eggs can be misshapen, tiny "witch eggs," or gigantic eggs with blood on the shell (poor girls!). You might find blood spots on the inside. You might see a soft egg--all membrane and no shell! Or you might get an egg within an egg. Icky! How'm I doing? I just want you to be in the Halloween mood.