Just this past Saturday I discovered our resident black racer was just outside the coop, on the end where the nests are. He's not a big snake, but I'm sure he could swallow some bantam eggs given the chance. I'm sure my birds saw him. The nests are 4ft off the ground and this snake is maybe 3ft long, so I doubt he was able to get in the nests. Well, ever since Saturday (4 days now), I've only gotten 1 egg a day, where before I was getting 6 a day. No eggs from my reliable girls! Is it possible they sensed the danger and quit laying for a while? None are molting. I do have a broody but she's in a separate nest so she can't steal eggs, and none of hers are missing. Very strange.