One of our two young ladies who are about both about seven months old has produced her first egg today. The three lads of the same age have been trying their luck for the first time but she is the smallest hen we have and I'm surprised that she is the first of the two young ones to produce. The eggs is about the size and appearance of a chicken's egg. However, the shell is soft to the extent that it can be squeezed like a soft ball. We moved it from the coop floor where she laid it to the nest we put in there the other day to encourage her and any others with eggs to lay in there next time. My wife says that it is not unusual for the very fist egg from a hen to be soft shelled but she is thinking in terms of chickens. Can someone offer information and advice about this, please? Ta.