Hi everyone...I'm hoping someone can provide some insight on my little flock of 4. It's kind of a lot of information so hang in there Recently one of my girls has started laying eggs that are cracked (not after laying but during or inside) this is one of the worst ones... Some are like this, some only have faint cracks or fissures and some have ridges and a few are ok. Prior to this I had an EE who was laying fine then suddenly stopped. She ended up with a bacterial infection leading to salpingitis, though no lash egg was seen. She was treated with baytril and recovered but did not start laying again. She recently had another bacterial infection and was treated with baytril and seems to be doing fine again. The vet thinks its a possibility she's laying internally though we're not sure. And prior to that the sister of the one with the cracked eggs (both BPR's) was laying normal brown eggs and then one day started laying pale eggs with one end like sandpaper (assuming it's calcium deposits) and thinner shells. She also lays a soft-shelled or shell-less egg whenever we go on vacation and she has to stay in the run/coop and not free range. I was thinking it's stress related. I also have one Black Sex Link who lays fine. I'm feeling pretty sad and frustrated as I know a number of people with more chicken than we have who haven't had any problems ever! They are all on modesto mills soy free layer pellets with oyster shell available (I have even started mixing it in with their food to try and entice them to eat more). They free range all day (with close access to the food/oyster shell). I clean their coop and run daily, or at the very least every other day and since they spend so much time free ranging it's never very dirty. I also clean the yard every other week or so. It's pretty big for only 4 chickens so the waste is pretty spread out. The only other weird bit of information is that they all use to go into the coop at night then one day they stopped. They'll go in and roost in their run but not go in the coop. It's not been months of me having to put them in bed everynight. Although my EE will go in about half the time while the others stay out. I'm sure it's unrelated but thought I'd mention it. So...I don't know if all of my girls issues are related or separate. I'm mostly worried about the one with the cracked eggs...she's my 4 year old's favorite and the sweetest chicken we have. Does anyone have any ideas or things I can try?