I have 3 laying hens (4 total, but one is a free-loader ) that share two nest boxes in their a-frame style coop. All of the hens are 14 months old and my three layers lay 5-6 eggs per week, each. For the past few days I have found a broken egg in one of my two next boxes. I immediately clean them out and put in fresh pine shavings. I have suspected a particular hen and today I found her eating her own freshly-layed egg!! Her beak was smeared with yolk and everything! The past few days she has eaten the other hens' eggs. Now that I know who the culprit is, what do I do with her? After reading some posts on egg eating, I have provided free choice oyster shell and have been offering more protein rich snacks. Other than this, what are my choices? She is also the lowest in the pecking order. Does this have anything to do with egg eating?