Hi all-- I have 5 hens (2BOs, 2 Barred Rocks, 1 RIR) that are 6 months old. the BRs and RIR started laying about a month ago, and 1 BO started laying about 2 weeks ago and the other BO (Peeper) about a week and a half ago. About 2 weeks ago i started adding suet for them, as it got very cold (low teens, high in the low 30s). They are on layer feed. About 5 days ago i started getting 1 shell-less or very papery broken egg in the nest box--this has been happening everyday now. I assume this is coming from Peeper, who is the last to start laying, based on what i can see. She is also fairly scrawny compared to the others, and at the low end of the pecking order. at times i see her run off from the feeder. i am assuming her shell-less egg production is a nutrient deficiency--especially since they seem to be eating the 4"x4" block of suet in a couple of days. what do you think? To address this, 2 days ago i added another feeder in the run (there is also one in the coop), and it is clear that peeper has been taking advantage of it, and added oyster shells for them and stop the suet for now. the run/coop is completely inclosed with 1/2" fencing that goes about 18" into the ground, so i am not so worried about pests. since then, the last 2 days i still get a shell-less egg, but hope that will change very soon. How do you all clean out shell-less eggs? i don't want the others to eat it, so i clean it out and change the straw in the nest box, which is becoming a real pain since i have done it now each day the last 5-6 days. do i need to change the straw every time there is a shell-less egg? Anyone else who has had a similar situation i would love to hear your feedback and advice! there is so much to learn as a new owner...... thanks!