Chickens seem like "monkey see, monkey do" when it comes to eating. I noticed egg production had tapered off, but thought it was the cooler weather. About a week ago I noticed broken egg shells on the beak of one of my hens.I've also found broken eggs in the nesting boxes a few times. The this morning ALL the eggs were gone. 3 out of one box, 1 each from 2 other boxes. I have 5 hens. The one RI can't fly, and layes her eggs on the ground. Is it possable to break them of this? I understand now why commercial poultry houses have the egg fall through as soon as it's layed. I guess I could put them all in the stew pot and start over, but I hate to do that. I've named them and grown attached. I have them for the eggs they lay. Any suggestions appreciated.