Went out after work to give the girls their evening cukes and collect eggs. Found three eggs in one nesting box and a shell in one box that they never use. The shell was pecked open and totally empty of liquid. Two days ago, I found an egg in one of the boxes they don't usually use and it was cracked, with the liquid spilling out onto the straw. I pulled the wet straw and egg out and threw it on the ground. A couple of the chickies ran over and began eating the "guts." I found it gross, but didn't really think much about it it. Now my husband and my son are telling me I shouldn't have let them eat it, and that's why they cannibalized this one. Has anybody ever had this happen? My chickens are 9 months old. I have 8 of them, and they've been laying pretty well thru the winter. I have warm-white LED Xmas lights inside the coop and out around the run, and they stay on til about 10:00 at night. I've been averaging 4-5 eggs a day, but about once a week I'll get 7 or 8. I know others who have chickens in town and they aren't getting any or maybe one once in awhile. I know the lights are helping. But I hope I'm not going to have a problem with one or more of the girls eating eggs every day!!