I KNOW my hens are well-fed--when I bring the can of layer crumbles, there are almost ALWAYS crumbles left form the last feeding. BUT, when an egg breaks, they crowd around the eat the contents!! The first time I saw this behavior I had accidently broken an egg, and one hen started eating it. This was the same hen that was picking on "Fanny", my 2 yr RIR hen, who was recently introduced to the 7 month old flock (of 7 hens, since their brothers went to freezer camp last week.) Sooo... I put her in Fanny's old cage to help Fanny get fed--Fanny has been doing a lot of roosting, but she does go inside at night with the others, so she's doing okay. I was going to rotate out on pullet/hen at a time to test whether the "egg-eater" was laying herself, and would need to be yet another dinner for us. Then, yesterday, an egg was laid outside, in the grit bowl. One of my dogs goes in the pen with me--she's the one NOT interested in the birds. My dog broke that egg and 4 hens rushed to eat it!!! What should I do? I don't want to eat 1/2 my flock. Anybody got an advice?