My girls have been eating eggs for over 2 months now , and it has been getting worse . I have 18 hens and have been getting only 1-4 eggs aday in that time . I know it's not because of moulting , I clean the nest boxes everyday and every night they are sticky and wet . I've tried supplements , golf balls , card board , everything !!! They have oyster shell in abundance . My dilema is , I can't knowingly give them away when they eat eggs . People around here have chickens to lay eggs , not for pets . I feel the same way . I love my girls , but if they can't at least help pay for their keep then they have to go . The hardest part is knowing where to start . I plan on culling 1 a week until I notice this behavior stopping . It sounds so inhumane , but what else can I do ? I'm at my wits end , and I don't think I can even help out in the butchering . I don't have a problem butchering the meat birds we get , but it's a totally different story when you have to do it to the birds you love .