A little curious about this, and I need to start posting so I can post pictures of some of my birds to find out what they are, but anyways, I was wondering if hens will eat the eggs of another hen. I have this little girl, she's hen pecked a lot, I had to pull her out of the coop to separate her because they were beating on her bad. She's a good girl but I never see any eggs from her. Well the other day she was making noises like she was going to lay an egg and I was doing yard work so I didn't bother looking in on her but after I time I hear my girls running around chasing each other, I check in and they are eating the shell of an egg, and the beat up girl is cackling. So I'm just wondering if it's natural or common for hens to go about eating the eggs of a single other hen, or if it's just a coincidence that she might of laid an egg and they ate it.