One of my Easter Eggers is laying jelly eggs. I've only had the hens since the weekend, so I don't know how long this has been going on. I've found two jelly eggs - one that the hens ate, and the other was laying on the floor of the coop this morning untouched. I'm not positive, but I think she's also laid one or two hard shell eggs this week. I could be wrong about that. Oh, and one of my Easter Eggers has a big bald spot on her back above her tail. If this is molting, could that cause poor egg quality? The hen is young and just started laying. They are on layer feed and I always have a cup of crushed oyster shells out for them, although I've never seen any of the hens eat it. Today and yesterday I put a bowl of milk out for the hens for extra calcium, and they love the milk. I'm thinking about adding tums to the milk. However, for four hens, how many crushed tums should I add? Are soft eggs typically from lack of calcium, or might there be another cause? Is there anything else I can do? How long should I give this to improve before replacing the hen? We have very limited space, and the entire reason we have them is for eggs, so I can't keep a hen around who doesn't produce quality eggs. Thanks in advance for any advice!!