I have been watching the forums and trying several methods to stop the local crows stealing eggs every day. It's bad enough that they were eating most of the food that I was putting out, but they were taking every single egg almost as soon as its laid. I tried everything I could think off and nothing worked, even a hawk kite fluttering over the paddock had no effect. Then I read on one of these forums that the sound of human voices from a radio works. I charged up my I-pad and set it in the coop playing an audio book, a Douglas Preston novel, although I don't think the content matters. Low and behold, eggs every day for a week. Then one day I forgot to charge the I-pad so no sound in the coop, and yes, all the eggs were gone! So that evening down to the local electrical superstore and purchased a waterproof "Shower" radio with built-in rechargeable battery. I switch it on every morning and hang it on a hook on the side of the coop when I let the girls out and bring it indoors to recharge when I shut them in at night. Another week has passed on eggs every day so long as the radio plays. Anyone know what style of music chickens prefer?