I don't now where to post this but this is my question: I have a comet/shaver red productory hen raised for an egg factory. (however we rescued her as 6 month old pullet so never actually lived the factory life) I had another one that recently passed at age 3 and a half of unknown causes- also rescued from the same source. The one that passed had this pequliarness about her egg whites. When hard boiled they were solid, but mushy in consistancey and would smoosh in your fingers. (made for a gross hard boiled egg) We usually gave her eggs to the dogs. when I say mushy- I mean not just 'soft' and hard to peel like fresh eggs can be- I mean MOOOSHY like pureed cottage cheese. 2 yrs later (while the 1st bird was still alive)we aquired the second pullet (now just over 2) her eggs were always fine...until recently... Now we have found them to have changed to becomming mushy like the other hens eggs were. We have started using them in recipies rather than hard boiling however we are concerned there is a problem? she lives with a RIR that is a yr older than her and her eggs are fine- the whites when hard boiled are solid- not mushy. Is this NORMAL? or is this a condition that runs in certain breeds? Are these eggs ok to eat? No viruses or anything that could cause this? They are kept very clean and are on Organic layer pellets which contain DE. They also receive fresh foods of all types and it does not seem to correlate what so ever with what they are being fed. Their shells are fine and hard. ??? any info is apreciated!