One of my hens has started laying eggs. I found one a couple nights ago in the nesting box.. Was thrilled! The chicken laid pretty late in the evening and I found the egg when I went to close up the coop for the evening. It was below her in the nesting box. The egg was a rubber egg with a very soft shell.
Yesterday I didn't find an egg and today I found one later in the afternoon. However, it wasn't in the nesting box, it was in the coop run and the chickens were eating it. I removed the remainder of the egg and the white from the floor of the coop... Couldn't find the yolk.. Pretty sure they may have eaten it.
I have fake eggs in the nesting box and have seen the chickens in the nesting boxes several times. Pretty worried about having egg eaters... Ugh. Any tips on how to handle this?
Also, the egg is really weird looking. I've attached a pic what's left of the soft shell for reference.. The first egg looked similar...