Oh, I have a plethora of issues today My Plymouth rock girls are a year old now. Over the two weeks, I've noticed a significant decrease in egg production. I just assumed that with them being a year old now that it would be molting. I was getting 4-5 a day (from 5 layers) and it went down to 1-3 every other day, pretty much overnight. Trouble it, I haven't noticed any actual molting. Would they stop laying before the feathers actually start to come out? The reason I ask is because our 6th girl was egg bound and she died right around the time the decrease started. She was already at the bottom of the pecking order, but I wonder if they could be stressed from losing her. Today I also found a soft shell egg. I've read they can come along with molting as well as stress, so I don't know what to make of it. The trouble part is that it was eaten. I've had my suspicious for the last few weeks that one of the girls was eating eggs. I thought that maybe they were broken from falling out of the next box and then the yolk was getting tangled in the pine shavings. But no, I'm pretty well convinced now that I have an egg eater on my hands. So what do you guys think? Sound like molting or stress? And what in the world can I do about an egg eater?