Hi all, I have four chickens we raised from day olds - three black sex linked I think they are called? They are cross between barred rock and Wyandotte. Then I have a silver laced Wyandotte. They started laying a week or two ago. Just one of the black ones to start off with but I'm pretty confident all are laying now. I wasn't sure if the Wyandotte was but I know she is now. We have been getting the old soft shell egg in the back yard at odd times of the day. This morning at about 6am there was lots of sing song coming from inside the hutch. We went and checked and we had 1 egg in the lay box and 3 soft shelled eggs that had been laid from the roost. Then an hour later the Wyandotte laid an egg in the nest. Five eggs from four chickens? Is this normal? Is there anything I can do to stop the soft shelled eggs? They are on a laying pellet, and have shell grit. I let them out to roam the yard at about 10 most days until they go back to bed. It's been pretty hot here lately. Sorry for the huge explanation and questions! I am new at all this!