Hi everyone, So I have a small backyard flock of 8 hens, all 2 - 4 months old. Just the other day I adopted a 3 year old hen ( I believe she's a golden sex link or rhode island red). I have read many forums about adding a new hen to a flock and have been socializing her slowly. So far so good. My most dominant chicken does pick on her a little but over all there is not a lot of fighting. The new chicken is very docile. However, today this new chicken laid an egg. When I went to grab it I noticed that it was cracked in half. The egg shell seemed to be very week and the yolk was still intact. I can not tell if this hen broke/ate her own egg or if it was so fragile that it just broke. I do know that in the past this hen was a free range only hen who mostly ate food that she found free ranging or whole grains that were thrown out for her and her buddy. Do you think its possible that her egg shell is just weak? Any suggestions on what I should do? She is very sweet and I do want to keep her. However I do not want my hens to learn any bad habits. Do you think she will leave her eggs alone as she becomes more comfortable?