I'm sure this might have been covered, but I can't find a thread. Is it normal for new egg laying hens to lay soft shelled eggs at the beginning?
They are on laying feed and free range during the day.
I have six hens, two lay normal eggs and we've started finding a few soft shell ones or open (cracked open soft shell) ones. The others have not started laying yet.
I actually saw one of my hens who laid normal eggs, lay a soft one yesterday. They are all new egg layers within the last few weeks.