I have six girls laying well. I've noticed in the shed over the last week or so, droppings from some kind of animal, I thought maybe a squirrel, hoping not something that would eat my hens. I ordered a trap but haven't gotten it yet. Today I noted I was shy a few eggs and droppings in the nest. I put the solid wooden door up which hopefully will keep the critter in the shed and out of the coop. I cancelled the order for the trap and am going to go ahead and pay the higher price to buy a trap her in town so I get it sooner. But I have the same question what animal would steal eggs but not bother the chickens? The droppings are about the size of a rabbit pellet, the kind you feed them not what they poop. They are dark almost black and seem to be left in a line and don't smell. The animal is destructive and I think looking for food, tore open a back of charcoal. I hope knowing what I'm trying to catch will give me a better idea of how to catch it although now I think I know I can bate the trap with egg but don't want to clean that up. Any help in identifying what has taken up house in my shed with the chickens would be appreciated.