My 2 Khaki'shave just started to lay (At least one of them) yesterday I found a small egg near the pond that they swim in, it was little but it seemed fine, tasted good too! Today, I saw her lay an egg, but she layed it on the decorative rocks surrounding the pond, and it rolled in. I scooped it out with a net, and it is soft shelled. So...\ 1.....Is the soft shell normal for them just starting to lay, I will be picking up layer feed this Friday (they are still on grower) and oyster shell to help with the protein. 2.....How can I convince them to lay NOT in the pond, or on the rocks? They do have a coop located across the yard, but they don;t even sleep in it. Oh, and this egg was layed at 5:15pm, I thought they lay overnight??