Hello, I'm new to the forum (posting at least) and new to chickens! I have 4 laying hens--two brown eggs and two green eggs. One of my brown layers, a modified Plymouth Rock, is my *egg machine*. She never misses and lays enormous eggs. I check the henhouse when I let them out to range in the yard in the morning and when I get home from work in the evening. Today, I had 3 brown eggs, one of which was warm (and regular hard shelled) and one of which was VERY soft (almost just a membrane) and cold--presumably earlier in the day or even overnight and I missed it this morning. I read somewhere that the egg color a hen lays first is her color for life. If this is true, one of our ladies has pushed out a second egg with a flimsy shell. Am I nuts? Or just lucky to have such an over-achiever? Also, can I eat this softy?