We have two chickens and don't know the breeds of either- one's black and the other is red. The black one seems normal (though we don't really know what normal chicken behavior is). She makes nice cooing and clucking sounds, is inquisitive, and lays an egg every day with an accompanying cackle. The red one seems possessed in comparison. She makes LOUD squawking sounds every time we go out into the yard and lays abnormally large, wrinkly eggs. Some of her eggs look like there are scratch marks on the shell, as though there is something inside her (a demon perhaps?) and have broken bits of shell on the pointy end. She came into laying about a month ago and has only produced these weird "frankeneggs". The insides are also strange- the whites are very runny and the yolks are very thick. She has also laid eggs without shells about five times and two days ago laid an egg that broke in the coop. It's very bothersome. We feed the chickens layer feed (16% I think), chicken scratch, oyster shell, and kitchen scraps. They LOVE fresh greens to the point that they refuse to eat their feed and will sometimes squawk at us until we give them greens. We give them fresh feed and scratch all the time, so often there is a layer of uneaten, stale food underneath the straw we use for their litter. It gets mixed up with their manure and I have to clean it up every couple of days. There is always lots of fresh food out there, and yet they make loud noises every morning from about 10 to noon until we go out there with something else for them to try. The red one will often squawk as though she's being throttled for no apparent reason at all- fresh greens, feed, scratch, and fresh water is all present and she just screams. We thought it was because she was having a hard time making an egg, considering the strange eggs she produces, but it's hard to prove that theory. So, I guess my questions are: why do my chickens not eat their feed, even when it's fresh? why does the red one make such terrible noise? why does the red one lay such bizarre eggs?