I have six red sex-link chickens, two bantam leghorns and a bantam leghorn rooster. One of my sex-links started laying about a week ago, much to my surprise because we got them April 23rd so I was expecting it wouldn't be until late November that they would start laying. It was a wonderful surprise and she's been laying every day since....one so large that it doesn't fit in the egg carton! My 9 year old son brought home the three bantams which are all a few years old. We've gotten three eggs from them so far, but that's not my concern. A little while ago, I heard noise in their house so I went to investigate. When I got in there, I saw one of my bantams eating an egg that my sex-link had just laid. Needless to say, I am not too happy with her. A few minutes later, more commotion. Went back in and found that one of the bantams laid an egg and had started to peck at it, causing it to have a crack in the top of the egg. I'm new to raising chickens and absolutely LOVE it but now I'm wondering what's going on! The egg wasn't left in the nesting box long, probably about 10-15 minutes so why would she eat it? I don't know if this is where I'm supposed to post this question but any ideas as to why this is happening all of a sudden would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.