I've read a few different times on here that it's not uncommon for new layers to lay the occasional soft-shelled, shell-less or otherwise odd eggs. My question is, does anyone here have an opinion/experience regarding how long it typically takes for a pullet to get the kinks worked out and settle into a regular laying routine? Has anyone ever had a pullet who continued to regularly lay abnormal eggs for her entire laying life? I have five 26-week old pullets. One of the Easter Eggers, Hootie, has been laying for about two weeks. She laid three eggs the first week and had laid at least three soft-shelled eggs (from the roost either at night or very early in the morning) and only one normal egg in the last week. I'm not too concerned about her just yet, since she's only been laying for a couple of weeks, but I am wondering how long I should expect this to continue before it becomes something to worry about. I feed Purina Flock Raiser with oyster shell and grit in separate dishes (all free choice); I don't think her diet is the problem.