one of my hens this morning seemed to be having a problem laying. -she seemed stressed and kept clucking like crazy. i went outside more than once thinking something had gotten after them because of the noise she was making. it turns out i guess she was just trying to find the right spot to lay. eventually she ended up in the milk crate turned nesting boxes that we have improvised for them. i pet her for awhile to calm her nerves and then came back inside. before long though, i heard a loud cry from the run area again. so she did lay an egg. unfortunately though it had broken inside the crate/box. i think probably because of lack of bedding. (my fault.) here's the reason i'm worried though -> i've heard of chickens eating eggs yes, and of the warning that you should never leave eggs in the coop to long for the fear that they'll crack them open, discover the delicious insides, and then eat them all up after laying before you can. so i'm hoping that it doesn't happen to me. i think i got the eggshell and yolk all cleaned up in time. most of it had fallen behind the crates where the girls can't reach. and then i washed the boxes all down with water to try to remove any excess goo/smell. does anyone have any input into a situation like this? will my chicken become a egg eating fiend?