My mother passed along a great story from one of her coworkers today... The coworker said that when he was a child, a snake got into the nestbox and ate one of the fake marble eggs (that was in there to encourage the hens from laying all over creation--a decoy.) Well, the snake got stuck somewhere in the barn on its way out. A real egg would have crushed, but the marble egg wouldn't make it through the hole. When they found the snake, it had been dead for a while. They cut it open in an attempt to retrieve the egg, but the acid in the snake had all but destroyed the marble egg! Moral of the story: Always eat em' scrambled!