The general practice is for stewards to collect and crack all eggs laid during a show.
These may be used for a BBQ during the show, distributed to volunteers or given to a local age care facility etc.
This is so no genetic material can be stolen and as has been pointed out many times the eggs are infertile anyway.
Any person caught stealing eggs or reported for doing so would be harshly dealt with by the club with severe penalties imposed.
It would not be uncommon to never be allowed to show again or even attend a show hosted by that organisation.
If it were a club member then likely they would be barred from the club membership for life.
Thanks for that. I'm glad they are used for something good then. I hadn't thought about the infertile bit as my junior didn't separate his last year but something he will be looking at in the future when we build more pens.
but that was waterfowl his roosters are much more violent with the hens.
Thanks again for curing my curiosity.