Please help....My RIR (hatched 2/10/10) is having an embarassing problem, laying soft shelled, opaque eggs. I have read that this is fairly common among teenage chickens who are getting everything in sync. However, she will sit on the nest and lay a perfectly good, hard shelled egg for two or three days in a row, then seems to regress and will simply "poop" out a funky jelly egg WHEREVER, not even looking back. This cycle has been going on since she began laying in mid July. She is not in distress. My flock of five are free ranged in the backyard and fed Layena, scratch grains, flax seed, table scraps, etc. She is robust with shiny plumage and bright red comb and wattles. I am a chicken newbie and hope for some advice from you experts. Things are reaching a crisis around here since my toy breed dog has learned to pal around with her, waiting for a scooby snack! YUK!!! Any advice would be appreciated!