Another egg thief caught, and this one is no juvenile. With luck, I have now trapped the ringleader, aka "Big Mama."
unhappy trapped egg-thieving possum
this one is twice the size of the others
I did manage to collect some Wyandotte eggs yesterday before milking time - twenty-three, to be exact. I found no intact eggs in the Big Butt Girls' tractor, and when hubby went to collect what looked like two eggs in with the Flashy Girls, he only found empty shells. The older hens should be done molting, but they won't lay really well until after the solstice when the days start to get longer. Y'all can see why I am trapping these egg thieves - I need all the eggs I can get for the incubator.