I have 4 bantam hens, a Maran, a Welsummer, an Araucana and a Ancona who are about 31 weeks old. And this week here in the south of the Uk, we've had the worst snow i can remember in my 30 years! We measured the snow on my car and it reached a foot of snow! Anyhow, my girls never came into lay before day length began to shorten, so i assumed i would have to wait till spring for any eggs. Anyway went out to clean my girls this morning and found an egg. Its's an impressive 34g(1.2 oz) bless it! and its faintly tinted pink, so i'm guessing its my Ancona who i think are white egg layers. I just could believe it, i mean its nearly the shortest day of the year! What worries me is that whilst cleaning the out i found some egg fragments in the shavings, i now i'm very worried i have an egg eater! Hopefully this is a one off whilst i was not checking them as often as i would normally during the snow. I don't think there could have been more than 1 egg eaten. How likely is this going to turn into a problem? How can i nip this in the bud now? I've put 4 fake eggs in the nest tonight as i hope the egg eater will have a futile go, and not manage. Anything else i should try??