I've got a broody buff orp and I gave her 12 fertilized eggs 23 days ago. On day 21, she kicked one egg out of the nest and another disappeared. It left behind a non-smelly mess matted with black feathers. My guess was that one of my Jersey Giants hopped in, broke an egg, and a battle ensued ending with the egg getting eaten. Okay, no big deal. Today I headed out to the coop and heard peeping! I lifted my broody out so she would eat and my Ameracauna that has been happily co-parenting hopped in to cover them. I went to the dentist and came home to no peeping. The egg is completely eaten. No sign of a baby chick. I don't have an incubator so I can't rescue the rest of the eggs. Should I try to separate the hen and eggs now or is it too late? Talk about a lesson learned the hard way.