Hi everyone, I am new to this group and 8 months into raising our flock. We currently have 10 chickens, 4 that have been laying since March and the 6 little girls that just started laying 2 wks ago. We are currently getting 8 eggs a day , which I assume is pretty good. The thing is they want to lay in the same laying box. There are five boxes and 2 coops. They literally wait in a line at the coop door and as soon as one is done another one jumps on the nest. Also I have one that lays in the dirt, so we call that one a dirt egg. Well yesterday and today I noticed that one made a nest in the back of the coop, so today I left the egg in there to encourage the others to lay there as well, but when I went back out there an hr later to check, the egg was gone. I found five eggs in the nesting box and one dirt egg . I looked for a snake but couldn't find one. Does anyone have any idea what might of happen to it ? I'm at a loss, there was no trace of it anywhere.