I have a Black Austrolorp that seems to have a really hard time laying her eggs. She started laying October 11th @ 6 1/2 months old. It seems to me that it is very uncomfortable for her and the shell is really dry and scratchy and spotty when she finally gets it out - this can take up to several hours. She runs, walks, yells, jumps and paces around the yard being very loud all the while walking pigeon toed and acting like she has a corncob stuck (you know where). Then she stops walking and fluffs her feathers out and out pops the egg. Sometimes breaking the egg if she is on the cement or rocks. I really hate to see her in this much pain, it's a good thing she only lays every other day. My question is can a chicken be lacking lubrication? Is there something I can feed her to help her with the lubrication? I have been feeding her organic layer pellets, cracked corn and organic spinach for treats. They also have a container of grit and I give them a little oyster shells about once a week. I clean and fill their water container daily. Thank in advance for any help!