Ok I had to go out all day yesterday, so this morning when I checked the coop I found one egg but it was on the ground and had been pecked open and eaten... Is this because the egg was left in the coop to long as I didn't collect the eggs yesterday because I didn't get a chance? They are let out of their coop everyday and they were yesterday too by my mother inlaw who came around to watch my son for me I had to go to a Funeral. Should I be worried this might happen again? Is there any thing I can do to stop it happening? I also noticed the nesting boxes were a mess, all the straw was everywhere, there is usually a nice little mound with a hollow in it where they lay their egg but now it looks like a total mess.