Hey everyone, I need some help here please. My broody hen has been sitting 23+ hrs a day now for two weeks.She is in a seperate box by herself and has been doing great. There were nine eggs under her which I marked with a pencil. I candeled the eggs last week and there was dark matter in all of them so I assumed they were all fertile. however, the eggs were all different under the light. Some had more pronounced shadows than the other. some were just plain transparent so I pulled them out and discarded them. There were six eggs that definately had a baby chick forming.... This is my problem.. I went on a three day trip out of town ( my neighbor chick-sat for me )and when I came home I went out to check on the birds and found the broody hen had moved her eggs to a different spot in her box. The next day as she went out to eat and bathe, I checked the eggs and there were only two that had pencil marks on them. The other eggs were "new". I know this because I candeled them again and only the two with pencil were ok. the others did not have pencil on them and were transparent under the light. What do you think happen to the other eggs ? I know a couple of hens got into her box while she was out taking a break and laid their eggs . Did they eat the original eggs?? Do you think a snake got in there and ate the other eggs ? I'am confused !!! There are only two eggs now under her and they are going to hatch next week hopefully....If one hatches later than the first arrival, will she still sit on that one or will she let it die ?? If she dosn't sit on the other one, how can I save it ??? Please Help anyone. Thanks. Sorry this is so complicated to read....I just don't know what else to do.