Okay, so far as I can tell my chickens are eating eggs right out of the nesting boxes. Fortunately for me I started keeping a "Chicken Log" a few weeks ago and noticed what has become a severe drop in egg production. From 10 per day to one or none. Yesterday there were none. My fiancee just shrugged his shoulders and told me that it was "A change in the weather", we're still warming up here, or "Maybe they're taking a break." Do whole flocks of layers take sudden "breaks" from laying eggs when they had until recently been consistent layers? I had my doubts and today found, after some digging, three eggs in their favorite nesting box buried underneath the straw and covered in yellow goo, aka smashed eggs. This leads me to a few theories. 1- My flock has developed a taste for eggs and intentionally eating them. 2- The larger hens are just plain clumsy and cracking these suckers open under pressure of sheer body weight(which wouldn't be new, but it would be far more frequent than accidents in the past.) 3- We're not feeding our chickens enough food and they're taking matters into their own wings and eating whatever they can get their feathers on. I'm leaning towards option 3. We feed them roughly 64 oz of egg mash/cracked corn daily and upwards of 2 gallons water. The water lasts a day and a half. The food is gone halfway through the day. We're gonna double their food tomorrow and see if that helps any. But I don't know if chickens will stop eating once they're full, or if they will continue eating mindlessly until all the food is gone and keep eating eggs again. Sigh, anyone else ever face such a dilemma?