I got a one-and-a-half year old Maremma Sheepdog/Anatolian Shepherd cross 2 weeks ago. She lives in our chicken yard, which is about half an acre. She is walked 3X a day--once in the morning for an hour, once during the mid day for about 20 minutes, and again at dark for 30-45 min. She was raised as a flock guardian, but preferred people, which is why we have her. She was raised from 6 weeks with sheep and chickens, is the perfect guardian, and other than an occasional moment of friskiness, is gentle around the chickens. They have taken to her as well, for the most part. We have 22 hens, all heavies. They're about 24 wks old, and we are only getting 4-5 eggs a day tops. We expect that the others will start laying any minute now. The layers will lay in the nest box, which is in the coop. The problem is this: the dog can fit through the coop door (which is a single-hung window). And somehow, she found an egg yesterday. And again today. She ate the eggs. And, clearly, I do not want this to be a habit. I scolded her for it today (I wasn't here yesterday when it happened, and my husband thought he should call me on the phone to tell me instead of doing something about it--grrr). So, any suggestions? I have thought that maybe we need to rebuild the ramp up to the coop so the dog can't use it (make it chicken size--right now it could hold a hundred-pound person, and it's 2 feet wide). We closed the window so the dog couldn't fit, but she apparently just pushed it open and went in. Any thoughts? How common is this? Hopefully this doesn't become a terrible situation, because I am totally in love with this dog, and she is outdoor only, and needs a fence, and the only place she can be is in with the chickens! Thanks so much for your help!