I have a SL Whyandotte hen sitting on 12 eggs. I gave her that many because I am having fertility problems, and when I candle them in a few days, I'm sure that some will be duds. Today I went out to check on her, and found her face covered in yolk. Now the other eggs are covered in yolk too. She did not do this before she went broody. Was she just hungry? I have her in a pen that is 4' x 3', with a dog house for her to nest in. She has her own food and water, but I don't know if she is getting off the nest enough. She has only been sitting for about 4 days, and I didn't want her to give up if I fussed with her too much, otherwise I would just dump her out once a day. Why is she eating her eggs? Should I wash the yolk covered eggs? It's not just a little bit, they are caked in dried yolk. Something else just ocured to me! Maybe she accidentally broke the egg by stepping on it, and then just figured, heck lets not let that go to waste. Anyone have any thoughts?