( Sorry about the pine bedding mixed into the "stuff"; it was unavoidably scooped up with the whole "egg package/ mess ...) We had to moved the girls to today. When I went in to their new place , which is larger than what they were in before, I found what I thought was going to be a soft shelled egg, laying in the pine bedding below the roost. non of the girls were on the roost. Minie is the only one I have that lays this color egg shell so know it is from her. She is an EE as far as I know. I have had her since she was 4 weeks old. She laid her first egg 9-14-2014. She has not produced an egg in about 5 weeks, which I had contributed to the colder weather as we were not providing extended lighting hours to supplement the shorter days till recently nor any heat lamps except when I was in the coop to clean each for for about an hr total time. ( for my comfort rather than theirs) . She eats well, drinks well, is active and normal . No signs of internal or external parasites . Her pea comb and face have always been red to pinkish but never pale, faded, dull or white. she has not been around a rooster since the last week of September or first week of October 2014. . When I picked up what looked like a soft shelled egg, the outer "skin like soft shell " broke to and inside was this hard shelled egg covered in slimy gook . I have lots of questions .... Can any one give me any idea as to what happened here? Is there something wrong with her ? What can I do, if anything, to help her? should the egg be thrown out? is it safe to cook and feed back to here the other girls? is there something i need t add to her diet that isn't an antibiotic ( certain ones I am severely allergic to even trace amounts of ) ? Any help or suggestions would be truly appreciated and thank you in advance . Edit: they also have oyster shell calcium and grit available to them at all times. They get probiotics and electrolytes about once a week or if there has been some stress to them ( a needed bath, injury, moving, predation , etc.,) , and organic AV with the mother every other day except on days they have the probiotics and electrolytes . Their water is changed twice daily and the waterer(s) scrubbed clean each night.