We had an Australorp go broody, so 21 days ago we slipped 14 eggs under her. For the first week the kids would report how many times she got off to get food and water et cetera, but then no one noticed her ever getting off. And I don't think she's move a muscle since. About day 7-ish, we were missing an egg. And then we checked a few days later, and a few days later...one egg a day would go away with very little trace, but the occasional left-over bits, and her beak, were the evidence that she was eating them. At first I figured maybe she was just eating the duds, but as of last night there were only two eggs left, and I candled the last seven, and all were viable little chickies at that time. I did not check this morning to see if we had 2 chicks or not. Anyone ever have this happen before? Here are the facts for consideration. We did not remove her from the flock. 2 other hens would climb in with her and lay eggs under her, which Melinda would grab each night. It's been very cold for our area, so she'd be reluctant to expose the eggs too long, but the food and water is 5 feet from her. We had a barrded rock go broody several weeks before this and we followed suite on how we handled it...I only wish I put more eggs under her because she proudly raised three chicks without issue. Thoughts? Do I cull her if she doen't start laying in a few weeks (would she be a repeat offender)? Our hens (with a couple exceptions) are not regarded as pets, so their job choices are generally as follows: lay eggs, rasie chicks, or feed the kids. This is my first experience with an egg-eater, so any experience and advice is welcomed and appreciated.