I knew I had a small egg eating issue. I knew it wasn't dietary and I knew it wasn't habitual. I thought it was just a few eggs laid from roosts, but I found a couple of wet spots in the nest boxes. Recently, I had to separate a suspect hen for other reasons. Holy cow what a difference! Since she's been inside, egg eating has ceased. I know it wasn't just her, because I've caught others in the act. I think she was eating the shell and the others were hoovering up the remains. What I've discovered since she's been inside alarms me. She's only a tiny Andalusian and has never been particularly healthy. Nevertheless, she's laying two eggs every other day, one in the morning and one in the evening. Unfortunately, even with the oyster shell and layer feed, the second egg is always soft. Of course, she eats the soft shell. She does leave the rest, which I think is where the other girls come in. That's why it stopped without her, they didn't know that gooey goodness came from inside a shell. I think I may have a house hen now. She's really quite bright for a chicken and I seriously doubt cheap tricks will fool her. I've already tried fake eggs. It seems to slow it down, but it doesn't stop it. I'm about to stitch some curtains, but I don't hold out much hope. At this point, I just don't know if I should put her back out there at all. It would really suck if she taught the others.