Hello again y'all. As I stated in my newbie introduction (posted just a few minutes ago) we have 4 Rhode Island Reds and 4 white hens that I do not at this time know the breed. We started getting eggs in September this year. We every day were getting four of each. Four brown eggs and four white eggs. One day we got four brown eggs, three white eggs and one white "robin egg". No lie. It was so so small it wasn't bigger than an inch diameter. I just searched my picture library as I thought for sure I had taken a photo but could not find it. So sorry too. I believe it was October when this happened. Oh I just remembered, but don't know if it was the day before or a couple days before the robin egg that we had gotten one really huge white egg. Since then we are getting four brown eggs and three white eggs. I assume the "robin" egg layer isn't laying anymore. I do not know what is wrong or if anything is wrong. Could it be she is now sterile? I can only assume this since we only get three white eggs now. Its possible from your forums that she is egg bound...but would the robin egg have been layed if she is? I don't quite understand how to tell. Every day when we go out to the coop and yard...there is NOT a hen acting funny. They are all running around, pecking, clucking etc. No one is "brooding" I think is the word for sitting on an imaginary nest. There does not appear to be anything abnormal. Remember now though, we are new at this and certainly may be over looking some symptom or such. My main concern is that I have an ill hen and don't even know it. We feed them crumbles, water and scratch every day. The day I have kitchen scraps (my schedule doesn't always allow this) I do not give them scratch. They have eaten the greens from the yard and what they could reach outside the yard. When we are working out there, we let them out of the fence to roam free around the area we are in. Because we have woods and lovely predators we don't leave them out of their yard when we leave the area for their own protection. The other question I posted isn't an emergency, disease or injury....but want to know how to make the hens not run from human touch as I stated in my intro. I think its their nature to run from you, but they do come running when they see or hear us near. Any advice or info on what to look for will be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance.