in the hen house. Now, I have been under the impression that RIR don't typically go broody. And, I have no roosters here at home. But lately I've noticed that when I go out to check the feed, water and eggs in the morning, there has been one particular hen that seems to spend an awful lot of time in the nest box. When I finally do get to see what's going on, it seems like there are 3 or 4 eggs that she's sitting on. Well, this morning I was there delivering some goodies and fresh water, and checking for eggs, and I saw a hen jump down and there were 3 eggs in that box. I was busy for a few minutes, so didn't collect them right away. Plus, as I'm quite a Klutz it's better if I don't gather the eggs til I'm ready to go into the house, less time for me to break them. But I digress...... After I saw those eggs, Miss Roadrunner jumped back into the nest box and settled herself carefully over them. While I was refilling the water container, Goofy climbed into that same nest, and was crowded right up against Roadrunner. Just as I looked up, Goofy gave Roadrunner a shove and literally stole 1 of the eggs and pushed it under herself. While I stood there, Goofy proceeded to steal all 3 eggs. Roadrunner gave me the stinkeye, like I had something to do with it, and then gave Goofy the stinkeye, and stuck her head down and stole 1 back. The eggs all ended back under Roadrunner, and Goofy was pushing at her when I finally realized that my feet and hands were too cold too stand there and watch any longer. Are these 2 hens trying to go broody, or do they just want to get the credit for laying those eggs???