I've looked through all questions couldn't find one that addresses the issue I'm having so I'm starting a new thread. Hope all you experts out there can help me. I have 4 hens, 2 Brahmas and 2 Orpingtons. All are about 6 months old. About three weeks ago, 3 of my hens laid their first softshell eggs, which they all ate immediately. Since that time I have not seen any eggs at all nor have I heard they're laying song. Is this normal behavior? This is a new batch of chickens for me and they are not behaving at all like my previous ones. They preferred to sit on the ground at night, and I'm working on getting them to roost by placing them on the roost bar after dark…any thoughts on these behaviors would help me a lot and would be very much appreciated.