I am sad to report that my mixed chicken, Brandy has not really quit laying for 6 days now. I found half of one of her egg shells in the middle of the coop floor this morning, but no evidence of the insides of the egg. I think she laid it in the rafters but i can't be certain about that. To my utter surprise, I found a still warm egg in the cat carrier which is sitting next to her nesting box with some shavings in it. To my dismay, when I picked it up I discovered it had a peck hole in one end. For whatever reason, she had not eaten it. Also, I should note that the shell was not as hard as hers usually are, thus to be fair, since she does peck lightly on an egg she's just laid to reposition it, she might not have intended to break it open. However, if she has developed a taste for raw eggs, is there anything I can do to break the habit other than being there when she lays? Thank goodness she can't get to Penny's little bantam eggs!