Aloha from Hawaii, I have four 5 1/2 month old Rhode Island Red hens who started laying eggs 3 weeks ago. They lay very nice large eggs, but I think the one that is lowest on the pecking order (her name is Penny) has been doing something rather extraordinary. The first eggs she laid were all soft shell; her comb hadn't fully developed and she had fowl pox. But now, she lays normal eggs in the mornings, but last night I went to check up on the roosters and hens in the coop since one of the hens had a broken wing (Diane Keaton) and I noticed that Penny had laid a soft shell egg in her sleep! She laid 2 eggs in one day, one normal and one soft. I thought this was a fluke, but I was doing my weekly pen cleaning and I noticed in their bedding that were were at least 6 other soft shell eggs that had broken and soaked into the shavings, which is why I didn't notice them sooner. Is this an indicator that something is wrong with Penny? Will laying 2 eggs every day kill her? And why does she lay the soft ones in her sleep? I am truly astonished! I am new to having chickens so every day seems like some new lesson or surprise.