My Delaware lay her first egg 2 days ago and it was shelless (?). What a mess she was! Well, go figure......my RIR who is in the house recovering from surgery for an injury and showing no egg laying behaviour at all (squatting, nesting, etc.) was squawking up a storm late this AM. I thought it was because I dared to leave the room. NO!!! She laid a perfect, hard-shelled, smallish, brown egg! The other three have been showing all the classic signs for days now and all I have gotten was a yolk and white covered bird! Ain't nature grand! I'm going to leave it in the nest box we made for Foghorn and let my son find it. He will be in heaven!!!! But we can't eat it, because she is on antibiotics Have to wait until 3 weeks after her last dose before we can...says the vet.