Ok, Ive tried to get a good bead on what going on with my big 13 month old hen Dragon. She seems calmer, shes laying softer eggs, some are brittle, despite having oyster shell available and layer feed. She appears to be normal in every way, but the egg laying bit. Ive checked for mites, she has none. Ive been planning on worming soon, but I dont think they are loaded with worms. So I came here and found someone asking about molting cycles. What are some signs and symptoms? I read a shriveled comb and wattles, which Dragon seems to have smaller than usual. I read that eggs can become brittle and sometimes soft shelled. She is preening more frequently too. Although I have only noticed my roosters feathers in the coop, no black ones from Dragon. Im pretty sure the roo is molting.