I have a year old plymouth rock barred chicken ( Lacy). When she was old enough she laid a few eggs but they like rubber and very soft then she quit. Now she just lay's on the other girls eggs I feel bad for her! any idea's . No i will not have her for dinner she is my pet . I saved her and two others from people who i know were cruel ! they were in a old ( smallest ) bathroom vanity I have ever seen. There water was more dropping than water . They were kept there for six months night and day Than I talk them into giving the to me.I came home and my dear husband spent the whole summer building a coop I got three more and i love them! They now live like Queens. Which came first the chickens! I live in the country but have neighbors so i cannot let them free range! Every day i find something to do out side and i have a walking stick to gently guide them to and fro. I'm called the lady chicken sheepard !!