A few weeks ago my Australorp went broody. I did the usual removal, then resorting to the wire cage, then after a week I said screw it. I marked two eggs with a sharpie so I knew which ones they were, gave them to her to nest on, and since have been removing other eggs, leaving her those two. Twice now in the last week, she has relocated boxes and ditched those eggs. I keep putting them back under her. Why would she leave them? And go to EMPTY boxes mind you? She herself isn't laying anything.