Well have to say that for almost 2 years now all has been going great. This was up until about a month ago when I left home and left the responsibility of the chickens to my wife. When I came home after a week I noticed that she never went to the coop and there were a TON of eggs in there. Sure enough alot of them were just shell and leftover mess on the pine shavings. It seems now that at least 2 of my chickens are eating their eggs and I cant get it to stop. These chickens were originally my wifes pets until she got bored with them and now I had to take over. I do not look at them as pets instead they are my egg providers. As I see it now if they are eating their eggs then they are a waste of feed and water. I figured I would stop by here to see if there was a way to fix the egg eating issue before I just give them a quick spin and send them to the landfill? Also whats more humane for them? I assume theyre like pheasants so a quick couple spins will finish them, or is the hatchet method better? Kinda a gloomy post but the only reason they are still around is for production. Otherwise when she (wife) lost interist long ago they would have been shipped out.