It will get better! When my girls started laying, my first egg was normal, then I had what seemed forever of soft shelled eggs. It lasted a couple weeks for me I think. They were the Barred Rocks that started first and it was their eggs. Now I get an egg almost every day from each of my girls.
So just wait, I know it seems like it takes forever, but it won't be long.
Your hens are laying at 22 weeks? That's really good. The eggs will get better. My hen are going to bed about 6pm now. It must stay light a little longer where you are at. It's pretty dark about 6:45pm now.
Keep us posted when they lay more eggs!! Do your EE's lay green eggs?
I have only got one little brown egg so far and two that were shell-less laying on the floor.
I tell them each morning that I want eggs, but they are not cooperating.
I know they lay at 18-25 wks so they are still young and its getting colder here. They do head inside around 6:00-6:30, i just dont usually get out there till around 7:00-7:30 to lock them up and they are roosting then. I don't like this getting dark early stuff.
I sure hope my EE's lay some green eggs, they were hatched from large green eggs. Most of the eggs I hatched from the mixed breeds were brown. One smaller hen has feathery feet, she is a bantie cross.