Sorry Mntpeople, It's really hard to find homes for extra roos... most folks in HOA communities and larger towns/cities can't have roosters, and those looking for roos are normally looking for slaughter, so they don't even want to pay for what the bird is worth. Hope you find an acceptable solution to the problem.
Sorry you're having bobcat issues Margie... But in the end, it's probably better than bear issues... How are the bears doing so far? Any problems with them starving and looking for handouts? It's been awfully warm and dry.
A couple weeks back I finally caught the egg eater from my New Hampshire group. Have not lost a single egg from that group since, and they are all laying basically daily. They have chosen one corner and lay on the floor in the litter as they don't like the sloped floors I made in the nest boxes to create roll outs.
Today, I was out filling waterers and feeding and caught the egg eater from my White Wyandotte group ! I had seen her in a nest box when I first got out there and got started so checked the box immediately and there was no egg. About 15 minutes later I heard pecking in the box and since I was in that coop at the time, I entered the enclosure and pulled her out of the box and sure enough, she had just laid an egg and had 1/2 consumed it. I waited a while after removing her and no others entered the box to partake, so I'm 99% positive she's the one. She is now in quarantine to confirm that she is the one and if so, within a week, she'll be historical I also removed the partially eaten egg from the nest box.
I have one more group, the BO's who occasionally eat eggs, but it's infrequent and may be because the egg was damaged... But I'll be keeping a better eye on them in upcoming weeks as well to see if I can catch that little deviant.