Our sweet Cayuga has no idea she's a duck. She hatched with chicken eggs and wound up imprinting on people since her siblings arrived a week earlier. She will be 2 in May of 2012. She's laid wonderful eggs since she was 6 months old - not everyday - but in solid streaks. She would typically lay her egg between 7:30 and 8:00 am. As of February she's been intermittently laying soft shelled eggs. She tends to lay them in the evening or late afternoon and gets very quiet beforehand. I'm so nervous about her becoming egg bound. Often I will let her swim in a warm bath if she's quiet - sometimes she will lay right after, sometimes not. As for food and extras - she has oyster shell available to her at all times and eats organic layer food from McMurry hatchery. She hasn't molted in just over a year. In terms of her behavior - she's acting completely normal - until about an hour or two before laying. Other than that, she's the kooky little love bug that she's always been. Her most recent egg is not only soft but has a weird little tail/tube part. Most of all, I want her to stay healthy and happy. She will not be bred, just adored. If she is egg bound, will I definitely know? Is there anything I can do to make her eggs more normal? Could this have anything to do with the fact that she spends most of her time inside? I've given her a few vitamin d3 supplements - but am nervous and unsure about dosage and if she can even absorb it. Thank you in advance for any help you can offer!