I have two wooden eggs--one in the nest box in the pen and one in their favorite nest in my backyard. Two times in the last couple days I've found the wooden egg out in the middle of the yard. The first time I found it was at night. But today I found it during the day and I THINK I'd checked the nest just a few hours before, so whatever it was stole the egg in broad daylight, with chickens and dogs about (though not at the same time). The egg is rather scratched up. It was... maybe 20 or 30 feet from where I'd left it. I don't smell anything and I don't see any fragments of eggs. I live in the city so I doubt it's foxes or something.... rats, cats, possums, maybe raccoon... I did have rats (in my house) a month ago, but I'm pretty sure they're gone now, between poison and traps. Besides not hearing them or having them eat stuff, I have a high-prey Dachshund who lets me know when he smells them around. What should I do? Should I sprinkle cayenne or mint in the nest? I hear that's not too well liked by rats and such. Anyone know what this is?