Our chooks free range during daylight hours. I wasn't able to collect our eggs until 4pm today, and when I got to the chook shed each of the four eggs that were laid today were scattered around and the contents eaten out, with a big hole on the side. Our chooks have never eaten their own eggs. They're about 10 months old, have 24/7 access to pellets and free access to 84 acres of green pasture all day long. We've seen a few snakes around already (middle of spring here in Australia), so we know they're about. The snakes main food is probably mice, there's plenty of them about. What are others experience with snakes eating eggs? Do they usually eat the whole egg? Could it be rodents? Whatever it was had a big appetite, and I really hope it wasn't the chooks. I'd be so disappointed if that was the case.