Yesterday, 3 dear pullets arrived, a 4 month old Barred Rock, 6 month old Partridge Rock, and a 6 month old Golden Comet. The most wonderful thing for me is that the Golden Comet lets me pet her. I am partially blind with some residual eyesight left, and somehow, it means the world to me to be able to softly stroke a chicken who comes up to me for attention. This sounds stupid, but this makes the experience a rich and special one for me, brings me such joy. This afternoon, I found an egg-- probably the Golden Comet's-- and it has a very rough, sandpapery, strage feel to the shell (which is truly white, not light brown). The shell feels fragile somehow, too. This, I am realizing, may be a calcium uptake problem. I'll try oyster shell in the feed, but, this looks not so good. We have very limited space, and cannot keep her if she lays calcium-deficient, weak-shelled eggs. If they break in the coop and the 3 hens all learn to eat their eggs, that's not good, either. Will any Golden Comet let me pet her, or just this one? Sorry, this is a silly newbie question, I am sure. Just feeling kinda bummed right now. Thanks for any input.