Hi - we're new to this site, but not totally new to chickens. My husband and I decided to raise some "city chicks" so we got 6 hen chicks about 15 months ago and have been enjoying raising them in our backyard in a small town that says it's Ok as long as they stay in OUR yard. We have three Rhode Island Reds, one Leghorn, a black sex-link and a golden sex-link. I went online to find a forum where I could ask a question about the eggs one of the Reds ("Ellen") has been laying. We know that fresh eggs should have firm yolks that don't spread out when the egg is cracked, and the white is usually also fairly firm, not running all over the skillet. Ellen's fresh eggs act like old eggs - the whites are very thin and watery and sometimes the yolks just run out of the membrane. For awhile she was laying some of her eggs with no shells so we got some oyster shell from the feed store. They are all getting a quality lay mash as well. The egg shells have reappeared on Ellen's eggs, but the runniness makes us wonder whether the eggs are safe to eat. All our other chickens have good quality shells and eggs. We'd appreciate any suggestions - thanks!