I come home from work, I walk into the barn, turn on the light, and what do I see but a slightly embarrassed opossum attempting to carry (yes, carry) four eggs out through a teeny-tiny crack in the wall! And the remains of another smashed on the floor. He managed to get them out of the highest nest boxes (only spot where two of my EEs will lay) and about 4' down to the ground and only broke one. I got a big fishing net and a broom and netted him, with much hissing and growling, and pitched his furry behind out into the snowy backyard. Here's hoping a coyote eats him--he looked pretty dark and obvious against the snow. Tomorrow DH is closing up every last crack and opening with solid wood. The bugger got in through a soffit that was not quite secure. This will be mended. In the meantime, the chickens are ALL going into the Chicken Jail part of the barn, where the dog can mind them.