So we have a cochin that went broody recently. She went broody in the middle of July, too, but it was too hot. Then she went broody again. So we got her eggs-8 of them. She's been really faithful, for having sat on a fake one for a few weeks until we got her eggs to sit on for another 21 days. But my mom called me at work today and told me that she had pecked open an egg and killed the chick, and ate the shell. So I'm sitting here watching the hen waiting for my mom to get an incubator 40 miles away. She keeps going to look under the egg and i keep stopping her so she doesn't do it again, because I'm pretty sure I heard a chick pecking at an egg. Why is she doing this? We're going to get them into an incubator asap. But she was one of the only ones raised by a broody mom, and I heard cochins are great for brooding. Her mother was a cuckoo maran and was fantastic. She's around the same age as when the maran went broody as well, 9 months. So I'm just wondering what made her do this... It's so weird.