My 26 girls are at 26 weeks and have been laying now since 18 weeks, up to about 21 eggs a day. My questions are concerning their nesting behavior . We have 12 nesting boxes and 3 girls will squeeze into one box,this is when my one leghorn will stay in the box and lay on all the eggs till I find them. I also know about the pecking order, but none of the girls ( which are rhode island reds, australopes, the leghorn and barred rock) will allow the americaunas in the boxes, only rarely when everyone is out. I have been finding eggs on the floor and today found one cracked all around but the yolk and white was gone. I had read where someone wrote they put hot sauce in an egg to cure this, so I did The girls attacked it, hot sauce and all. So what do I do, are they all egg eaters now? And what should I do for my americaunas that are chased and pecked at? Frustrated!!!!!!!