Hattie Pattie layed 2 eggs today, the second one was shell-less. Pattie is one of my two Buff Orpingtons. I happened to come outside at the right time and saw her do it. She had already laid an egg today in the nesting box, but when I saw her this afternoon, she was walking kind of funny in the yard and was all fluffed up. She squatted and out came a shell-less egg. Could this be because of stress? She has had some less than ideal living conditions for about 3 days while I have been gone during the day i.e, a windy heavy rain storm with the windows of the coop being left open. She has had crushed egg shells and Purina Layena to eat; however, I just switched over to the Layena because I wanted to use up my Purina Starter Crumbles. The food got stuck in the feeder and she had to wait (at the most) 12 hours to eat. I thought I had fixed the feeder problem, but this happened two days in a row. My chickens usually free range unless I am gone. After she laid the shell-less egg, she was going to eat the egg. If I hadn't grabbed it I am sure it would have been a snack for her. Would this have started her on egg eating? She had only been laying about 2 weeks. Some of her earlier eggs have had a very tough membrane. Last question: Is the egg okay to eat? Thanks all you eggies. Can't wait to hear what to do.