I hope someone can help me. Forgive me if I'm posting in the wrong manner. My hen has always been a good layer. She is free range in my urban back yard for the last 3 years. She is so picky. I had her on Layena, which after a while, wouldn't eat it, and then I later found a recipe for a mix that was supposed to be so good for her. I spent so much on all the ingredients only to have her pick here and there and walk away, never to return to it. I read about soaking and feeding the fermented feed, but that didn't even interest her. Waste. I've also tried pellets as well as the crumble. I just put the Layena back by itself and I hardly ever see her eat out of it. Of course, I don't watch her 24/7. I do give her scrambled eggs occasionally and I always mix in finely crushed eggshells. She has a dish of oyster shell available. Her eggs have been getting softer and softer until they are like a water balloon. She has crushed a few in her box. I added more bedding for a deep cushioning, as well as getting the egg asap before she sits on it to lay again. I'm afraid she'll get egg bound soon. I can't figure out how to get the calcium she needs into that stubborn girl. I was hoping that all the bugs, creatures, roots, etc, that she gets from the yard would sustain her. Oh, and when I say picky, she won't eat anything I offer from the produce I have, except squash. No strawberries, grapes, lettuce, carrots, peas, corn, sunflower seeds, melon, you name it, she won't eat it. She does peck through the seed waste that falls out of my finch aviary and cockatiel aviary. Otherwise, she seems to be perky. Oh, and when I give my dogs their wet food, THEN she comes running. So, I could possibly hide something in the dog food if anyone can help with what to do about increasingly soft shells.