We have a group of chickens hatched last spring that have only been laying a month or two or are beginning to lay eggs. One of our prettiest Buff Orpingtons has been pecking at and eating eggs and we think she has eaten alot. At first we could not figure out what was happening but three of us have caught the same bird (we think) in the act and today we marked her with a sharpy marker to be sure we have the correct culprit. But she has probably eaten about a dozen eggs. I did read the threads about this and tried giving her cat food, things to do, and special treats to keep her busy outside the nest box. Today we were doing all of these things and still she went in the coop and was seen pecking at and eating some other pullet's egg. I do not have a curtain up between the main coop and nesting area is the only suggestion I have not yet implimented but I think it may be too late in her case for out of site, out of mind. My son observed that the other chickens were watching her egg pecking but not participating. I also saw something similar, but it was just one chicken making dissaproving sounds while she watched the orpington pecking at an egg. Would it be prudent to quickly dispatch the offender? She is really such a pretty and a tame Orpington I hate to do it especially so early in her production years, but if she is going to eat eggs she is not exactly producing especially if the others catch on. Please let me know your opinion quickly my dear chicken experts!