problem with chicken eggs

Asked August 14, 2013, 1:07 PM EDT

Is some predator eating these eggs? My neighbor found these eggs in the chicken coop yesterday, and the shells were soft and quite thin. They appeared to be opened in a spiral pattern, and my neighbor wanted to know what was eating them.

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1 Response

It is a snake. The snake swallows the eggs and then spits up the shell. Hope this helps.