I had a ceramic egg in one of my two nest boxes in the coop, just to give them the idea that *just maybe* all eight of them don't have to lay in the same nest. It was there for weeks. And now it's gone. DH picks the eggs while I'm at work and puts them directly into cartons. He knew it was there. It was clearly marked, so I don't think he accidentally took it. I looked in all the cartons... The only thing I can think of is maybe a rat (like a real one with fur and that little bald tail - not a two-legged one) got into the coop and stole it. If that's the case, it serves him right! I've looked in the bedding of both nests and on the floor. Any other ideas? I'm in MN and it's still too cold for snakes so I know it's not that. I don't know that we have egg-stealing snakes anyway - I've never experienced that, anyway.