I have a Rode island Red that's about 11/2 years old. She molted in Oct and all seemed well until a few days ago. She looks alright. Comb is upright and bright red. Eyes are clear and orange like they alwya are. She doesn't eat like she should and I've noticed what I belive to be her eggs have turned pale and aren't brown like they were and the shell is rough textured. Weather has been up and down. 80 one day 30-40 the next. I'm wondering if she's getting broody. She never has been before so I figure it's about time. She was the alpha hen till I put in a Barred Plymouth in the fall. They don't fight the Plymouth just seems to be more "outgoing" you might say. Is there anything I should look for on my Rode Island Red. All the others in the flock seem fine.