I was out in the yard and my one of my hens Edith was looking strange to me. Squatted yet standing and I was concerned. I squatted down to see if i could see her vent without messing with her and all of a sudden...!!! Out popped an egg. I stood there a bit shocked she had not gone to the nest like she would normally do and thats when the other hens attacked the egg on the ground and started eating it!! I shoood them away and cleaned up what I could my hope is that they wont start eating eggs now and this is a one time thing. They have oyster shell I mix into their mix so this is also my first soft shell! STRANGE STUFF.