What is your experience with older EE's? Do yours continue to lay as they get older like some breeds do, or do yours quit? At what age? I have three girls, 2 RIR and 1 EE who were hatched in March 2006. This past May and June, all three girls were laying 4 - 6 eggs a week. The 1st week of July, the EE laid 4 eggs and the RIRs each laid 6. The 2nd and 3rd weeks of July, the EE laid 3 & 4 eggs a week, one RIR contined to lay 4 - 5, and the second one started laying soft eggs. She has never laid a normal one since, laying either soft shelled or misshapen shells except during the period when she molted when she laid none at all. The 4th week of July, the EE stopped laying altogether and has never laid an egg since. She did molt, but regrew all of her feathers quite some time ago. The first RIR slowed a little, but didn't stop laying until she molted in October. She didn't lay for 6 weeks but has now resumed. The one RIR with the soft eggs likely has reproductive issues but the EE has me stumped. She was never as good of a layer as the RIRs, but no eggs at all for almost 18 weeks???