This morning I saw my laying EE in her nesting box. I had to go somewhere and wouldn't return for several hours. I figured I'd collect the egg when I returned, but when I checked the nesting box it was empty. I checked around the coop and found nothing. Last week she laid a soft shelled egg. I found it in the coop. Maybe she had another and one of the others ate it? Or do hens sometimes have false alarms?