I was getting quite a few eggs from my 9 BO hens and then early this spring (before snow was melted) I was getting next to zero eggs. Discovered that one of the chickens was eating the eggs (Ugh!) I tried golf balls - she pecks them but still finds the eggs too. I put her in solitary confinement (wire pen within the chicken pen) for a couple of weeks. I got more eggs (Yeh!) Did some more observing and discovered that she is the smallest of my BOs (hardly weighs a thing) and it seems she must be at the bottom of the pecking order because I don't think the others are letting her eat. I've noticed that when I come to the pen the chickens all come running looking for some sort of treat and she runs directly to the food and eats like she hasn't eaten before because the others are distracted. Any ideas - she makes me mad and I feel sorry for her all at the same time.