Two days in the last week we went to collect eggs and there was none. The first time I blamed it on something going in thru the open door during the day and eating them (raccoon). Then, a couple days later, we left them penned all day and still no eggs. Today I decided to let them out early and came back at lunch and found 10 eggs. Can they be laying 10 eggs one day and none the day before? It is 100 degrees out but that just seems starnge to me unles a snake or something is sneaking in. I killed two large snakes early in the year because they ate the eggs and couldn't get back thru the wire (or were too fat and lazy to). Can it be now a large enough snake to eat almost a dozen eggs could fit back thru the wire?