Hi all! I was so happy to find this forum. I love chickens... always have. I have a small free-range flock in my back yard consisting of three Dominique hens, 3 huge white hens (these are the meat-type chickens a friend gave me) and a young bantam hen. The Dominiques and white hens started laying about two months ago. I would average anywhere from 3-6 eggs a day from 6 hens. All of a sudden, I noticed one of the white hens eating an egg. I assumed it was because the shell might have been too thin. The other 2 white hens were also eating the same egg. Now, I've only been getting 2 eggs per day (and they are from the Dominiques that are laid in a hidden nest that the white girls don't know about). I see the white hens on the nests, but no eggs when I go to check. I'm so upset! I want my eggs! I've read on this forum that adding some grit and protein from cat food may help. I started that yesterday. My only concern is that these white hens were bred to eat as much as they can so they can grow as big as they can. They LOVE their food and now I'm afraid they won't stop eating the eggs now that they know they can. Any advice? Thanks!