We have a 22 week old Speckled Sussex who has been laying for about 3 weeks now with no problems until Sunday this past weekend. She was in the nesting box for about 30 minutes and did her "I laid an egg" song, but when we went out there was no egg. Skip foward to Monday, she could have laid an egg, did not witness, but there was an egg we could not confirm from who, that had a tiny bit of what looked like blood, not 100% sure though. This morning we went in to let the girls out and noticed that under her was a pile of yellow yolk with a shriveled up looking egg, a wad of soft egg shell. She has access to oyster shell along with crushed egg shell and layer pellets, she acts just as she does everyday, very active and eats and drinks, we've looked into this online and in the books we have, and have come to a few possibilities, and I would like to know if anyone else has seen this is a new layer? Any help would be greatly appreciated. The possibilities: just a fluke, New layer not enough time between eggs forming stressed heat vitamin deficient startled at night not enough calcium too much spinach? internal issues Thank you to anyone that might shed some light on these reasons.