Today is filled with mixed emotions for me. I found a perfect little egg in the coop (right next to the nest boxes, working on that...) and thought it was my first from the 3 chickens I raised since April. My happiness turned to horror when I saw all of them sharing in eating a shell-less egg that was laid in the run. I don't know who laid it, or when, or who instigated eating it or what to do now. Is checking for eggs frequently throughout the day the answer? I was only looking twice a day up until now but i never accounted for the possibility of an egg with no real shell to protect it from their greedy little beaks... it was practically begging to be eaten. I'm hopeful because they didn't break open the one with the nice hard shell.