Okay I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this or not. But... hear goes. I have RIR and some sex-links and got some EE about 5 months ago. The EE have finally started laying. Yeppie...but the shell on the eggs is so soft that most of them are cracked by the time I get them inside. Maybe I'm not careful enough, but i've never had a problem with any of my brown eggs. I also noticed when using the eggs the EE shell breaks a lot easier then the other eggs. The chickens all eat the same thing so it's not the diet. It this just a breed thing?