Tonight I went into our chicken palace, opened the large person door and discovered one of our new hens squatting. I have never seen a hen do this so I kind of watched her thinking she was sick or something. Then she moved and there was an egg so now I know how a hen looks when she is laying an egg. Here's the disturbing part. Our beloved Annelise was standing near by and I was talking to her. As soon as the other hen moved away, Annelise ran over and tore that warm soft egg open and all the hens dove on it! It was like she knew what that hen was doing and stood there waiting! I watched in horror (until my brain said get it away from them and I moved)! My dad says there is nothing that can be done about a "cannabalistic" chicken than to eat her and from other posts I have read it sounds like he may be right. Please someone tell me there is hope! Annelise is our children's absolute favorite. They take her for stroller rides, she swings in the swings and goes for wheelbarrow rides. My three year old carries her around like a cat and she just takes it. My dad warned me about letting my kids name something we might someday have to eat! Oh this is horrible!