I knew one of them was an egg eater but could never catch the crook. Yesterday afternoon I went to the coop to check on a couple gals I thought were broody (they weren't) and I saw a rear end sticking out of a nesting box. I yanked her out and sure enough, there was the evidence. After I scolded her I made the mistake of tossing her out of the coop without properly identifying the suspect. I can't very well execute the one that I thing is guilty as there are three that fit the general description. Now I know how a prosecuting attorney feels when the cop fails to get the proper search warrant. The suspects will be interrogate later this week. Rest assured the guilty will be discovered and will receive a fair trail before getting beheaded. I told my 14 year old daughter about the episode and that we might have to have chicken-and-dumplings this weekend. She looks glum and said, "It makes me sad but I understand why it needs to be."