I live in Florida and something is taking my eggs, 16 at a time! I really don't think it's a person taking them as my coop is visible to me all day. It's also not something that would eat my chickens as they are fine. I don't think it's a snake because they are usually snatched at once (16!). I will let my chickens out in the afternoon after they lay, come back to get them in the evening and they will be gone...usually not trace ( I found she'll of one once). I am going to start taking the eggs as soon as I open coop to maybe "turn off" thief, but, I'm really curious what could be taking them.