I have a 1 /12 yo mini pin that has discovered where Eggs come from and He loves them. Ive thought long and hard on a solution but im at a loss. There is no possible way that I can make the door to the coop too small for him to get into. The chickens stand taller than him I have thought about stuffing the eggs with something hot or nasty tasting, the only downside is that from my reading it seems that a dog will smell the stuff before they taste and know not to take that egg.. Ive thought of like a trap door that raises under the dogs weight and not the chickens.. Even maybe a electric collar with one of those invisible fences.. Has anyone had this problem with a small dog? and how did you stop it? Ultimatly I want to be able to let the chickens run free without having to worry about the dog stealing my eggs. As it is now I cannot lock the dog inside while im at work, so the chickens are missing out on free range time until I get home to let them out, but by then its dark so they dont leave the coop. I would prefer not having to divide up my backyard with fences as I only have about 1/4 acre and im in the city.