I found out where my eggs have been going. I went out to check my chickens for eggs, and when I looked into their nest box, and there was a 'nice' big black king snake. Since they kill copperheads and rattlers and their ilk, I took the box and hauled him as far from the henhouse as I could get and turned him loose. I hope he will go after RODENTS and poisonous snakes instead of my eggs! Here is a picture of his Daddy: bigger king snake in my yard ( photo / image / picture from AAnightowl's Garden ) He is not quite this big, but it wont take him long to grow so much.