My 2.5 yr old black australorp has never been a good layer but about two months ago she stopped laying in the nest. I notice once in a while she acts really weird, like she doesn't feel good. She's the alpha-hen & my buddy so I can tell when she's acting funny. A couple of weeks ago she was acting so withdrawn I picked her up & a shell-less egg shot out of her & she started acting better right away. I didn't get to take a picture of it because the other girls gobbled it up. Today she was acting sick again & DH & I watched her strain to push out this strange looking egg, and again she obviously felt better right away. I notice my pics are small, here's a link http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47b8d835b3127ccec408415f5f5400000020O08AYtnDdy3bswe3nwk/cC Where are her shells? What does infrequent eggs that look like this mean?