So I've been having egg "issues" 2 of my ladies were the first in their group to lay at 18 weeks (all are 24 now), they were consistent, laying pretty much everyday. Then one of my EE's started laying, so I got 3 a day. Then nothing.... found soft shells under the roost, then nothing for 3 days, then blue double yolker. My EE giving me one a day, nothing from the other 2 for a week. Yesterday I found a soft shell in the yard (brown). So today one of the brown layers is seeming , for lack of a better description, puffy and holding her wings a little low, so I watched her for a while. She separated herself from the group, went off by herself, squatted and I watched egg white come out of her rear, then a perfect yolk... plop right on the ground. She then pooped on it, of course, but seemed to still want to get something out... she kind of kept the same pose... squatting and seeming uncomfortable. She went into the coop with the others at dusk and settled in, she was right in the middle of the roost when I shut them in for the night but what is going on? The shells are hard on the EEs eggs and were on hers, I'm giving them light, they have layers rations and scraps, they free range.... HEELLLPPPP!