I have 7 hens 6 of which have started laying recently. I have only had two soft eggs yet and they were dropped from the roost at night a few weeks ago. The ones I found today were in the yard and were laid during the day. One had a super soft shell and the other was like no shell at all. I give the girls oyster shell, diatomacous earth in their food and the light comes on in the morning so they have 16 hours of daylight. I guess they are still growing and that probably takes away from their egg production. Maybe the horny rooster is stressful? our little cochins bantam rooster is in need of a new home i know that. Any suggestions?