I've got a small flock of 4 chickens. 2 Rhode Islands and 2 Ameraucanas. They are 10 month old. One of my Ameraucanas finally started laying the other day. Laid an egg 2 days in a row. Then stopped again. 3 days later she lays this soft transparent glob. I'll try to attach a picture of it. Shes acting fine. They free range during the day but also gets free choice laying mash, oyster shells, sweet feed, and grit. They get treats once a day whether it be dried meal worms, bread, etc. I hope this is normal. I love my girls and want them to be healthy and happy.