I did see which hen was laying - it is my Buff. As of today I have collected a total of 11 eggs in 12 days. Two of the earlier eggs were soft shell and one was ripped so I actually have 9 on hand and with the one this morning - 10. This morning early I got another that was soft - almost to the point of being a regular shell but it had to have been laid sometime during the night - so she is not going the 24-25 hours between when I get the soft ones. My question is - with the shell not being completely hard but otherwise undamaged - is it okay to eat. I know this may sound silly, but our family eats Christmas breakfast together and I really was hoping to have enough of our yard eggs to scramble for everyone. I am anticipating another egg tomorrow, Wednesday and Thursday since she has been so regular - but hope to have at least a dozen. I hate to waste the semi hard shelled egg, but don't want to cook it, if they are not okay to eat. I can always add my store bought eggs to the mix, but the grandchildren are looking forward to having the eggs from our chicks. They each have their own chicken and the grandson who claims Precious is especially pleased that his hen is contributing to breakfast.