I have a 2.5 year old RIR that has never actually gone through a full molt. As you can imagine she looks pretty scraggly. I noticed a week or two ago that she is looking mighty bald on her head and her chest looks rough too, but I'm not seeing the piles of feathers laying around that I'm used to seeing when a chicken molts. Instead of slowing down the laying frequency or stopping altogether she's been laying paper thin shelled eggs for 2 weeks or so that usually get crushed in the nesting box. There's plenty of oyster shell, so my assumption is that she's molting and for whatever reason she can't figure out how to take a vacation from egg-laying and the eggs are just coming out with soft shells? Do you think this is accurate? Her egg today had a blood spot in it that was about 1/4" around.