I introduced three new hens to my existing flock last night. Things went rather well as far as everyone getting along and establishing a new pecking order with minimal fighting... and THEN... *cue music of doom* I was sitting in the coop this morning waiting for one of my ladies to give me breakfast, (and making sure that everyone was still getting more or less getting along) when one of my original hens laid an egg. Immediately, two of the new birds rushed up, chased her out of her nest, and started pecking at the egg! I pushed them out of the way and managed to retrieve the egg before it was broken, but now I'm very concerned. I drove an hour and a half one way to get these birds, which were already priced a little more than I'd hoped to pay... Do the events of this morning mean I just bought egg-eaters (aka, really expensive chicken dinners)? Or do you think the birds came to me with a calcium deficiency and just need some more oyster shells?