I'm very frustrated. I've collected two eggs over the past few days, that have the end cracked. Today's (pictured) is the worst than the other, and I'm afraid that one of the other hens is doing it (out of jealousy perhaps??) My flock gets to free range, they get table scraps (veggies and fruits, no meats) and I give them treats like roasted peanuts and dried fruits. I have three newer hens, 2 Brahmas and 1 Americauna, that I bought from someone who couldn't keep them, just about a week ago. They adjusted well, and seem very happy. My original flock is an Easter Egger rooster (Americauna and Rhode Island Red we assume) and two White Crested Black Polish, a hen and rooster. I have recently sold them to someone in TN, but just waiting for the shipping box. I also have a pure bred blue Americauna hen, who is only about 5 months old. What could be going on? I was told one of the new hens can get broody, but would that cause her to peck at the eggs? Could the eggs get broken when they're being laid? I have straw in the boxes... Any help is greatly appreciated. Out of curiosity, I know you don't buy cracked eggs. What about eating cracked eggs from your own chickens, is it ok / safe? If not, any uses for the eggs that are cracked? I hate to waste them. Thanks!