my girls just started laying and i've got an egg eater in the bunch!!! i think it's my silkie....i saw yolk and a bit of broken shell on her comb. but i don't know if she started it. i did some research on the internet and i read somewhere that if a human touches the egg, the hens may be more likely to eat it. this makes sense in my case cuz i brought a real egg outside and put it in the nest to show them where to lay. BUT, they may have been egg eating BEFORE i noticed this. my question is, if i put fabric over my nest boxes so it makes it dark in there, will that help? and today i took a store bought egg and made a small hole in the top of the egg, emptied the egg, then filled it with horseradish mustard AND straight horseradish! well, it got eaten TOO!!!! does anyone have any suggestions?