Ok so I know that new layers sometimes lay soft eggs when they are getting up to speed, but here is my question. I have 6 girls, 3 are laying. From the start they layed eggs with shells, never a soft or squishy egg. When the first started, I changed them over to layer pellets and added an oyster shell feeder. In addition, they get a treat of cottage cheese with crushed layer pellet mixed in every evening when they go out to free range (an hour before bed every night). So I thought that as the others started laying there would be enough calcium in their systems to avoid soft eggs. It was all going well since as 2 and 3 started shells were great. When I went out this morning, I found a soft shell egg in the grass that must have been layed while they were out last night. So strange cause I sit out there with them and this egg was not 10 feet from my chair. Since I got 3 regular eggs yesterday this means I have a new layer (this would be #4) that is laying soft eggs. Can a pullet with plenty of calcium in her system still lay soft shell eggs????