I have a hen who is in the clutch creating stage, laying her eggs in a special spot in preparation for brooding them. When she goes in the area the other hens are laying in, she attempts to destroy/eat the eggs. Is she an egg eater, or is she exhibiting some kind of broody behavior related to eliminating competition? I have noted wrens and other song birds trying to make every other nest site in their territory uninhabitable by other birds. If she is an egg eater, I am prepared to get rid of her. If this will clear up when she is past the broody stage, I'd kind of like to keep her around.