So, no chicks, no shells, no eggs, no signs of anything. The broody hen left the nest between 9pm last night and 7:30am this morning. Now we were late in going to the coop. She was brooding with the flock. At last candling, eggs were completly black except for air sac. Two days ago I heard pecking and my husband saw an egg moving. There were three eggs still in the nest but buried. Two I put into the incubator, one was clear so I tossed it. What happened? Anybody know- total mystery to us. Lynne Oh want to thank you all for helping me get started 6 years ago- some of those hens are still with us.