Dangerous or "Normal?" ??? After having a 4-yr old hen lay apprx. 10 eggs, there is a pattern to her appearance and her behavior prior to laying. She tends to lay when no one is around. Last night she laid in full view, and it was heart-stopping. The question is: is this normal? She expressed the egg and pink tissue which completely covered the egg, to the point there was an alarming, small-fingertip sized external mass which then slowly dilated at the posterior end, expanding to the midpoint, at which time the egg dropped and all of the prolapsed tissue retracted. Ten minutes later she was bright eyed, animated, and acting as if nothing happened. We were in shock. Has anyone witnessed this, or actually seen an egg delivered? We can find nothing on the 'net addressing this.