My Blue Cochin, Greta, just started laying about three weeks ago, sometimes in the nesting box, but more often in the middle of the coop and the egg is generally broken, from what I thought to be egg pecking, but actually turned out to be from impact One day, I happened to be in the coop as she finished up and was surprised that after singing her laying song, she jumped from the box and the bloom from the egg was still wet and had made the egg stick to her lower feathers! As soon as she hit the floor from the box, the egg broke, of course! So....either she has more bloom or "lubrication" when she lays, or is too impatient to wait for the egg to dry; Cochins are supposed to be broody! Lol! Either way, about half the time, I find her eggs on the floor of the coop, and the other half of the time, in the nesting box. Has anyone else experienced this?! I have no idea how to keep her still long enough for the egg not to stick to her feathers. She lays everyday, and I would really like to be able to keep the eggs! Not to mention the fact that this morning half of one of her eggs had been eaten by the other hens....not good!! I do not want to deal with egg eaters Any advice regarding this hot to trot hen?