..umm, does your Roo sit in the nest with the actively laying hen? Since my girls ..and maybe, boy.. have been eating eggs, I have been spending more time watching their behaviours.. a LOT more time. I've discovered that Weeze'r lays in the early morning ..and Ben sits in there WITH her the entire time ..LOL At first, I was like "okay.. now I know who the culprit really is.. " ...but as soon as she popped up off the nest and started to announce it all to the world.. Ben stood up and basically ..and very promptly.. shoo'd her out of the nest and made his own announcement. He, then, scratched some hay over the egg and sat down on it. I stood nearby ..without him really noticing my presence... and waited for him to do a "bad deed" ..but he stayed right there and kept that egg safe. Maybe? I dunno... Of course, I didn't press my luck ..and went to retrieve my egg. I couldn't wait around to see if he was accompanying PeeVee and Hannah for their "business" ..it was pouring hail and rain on me... but when I came back an hour or so later.. I found Ben sitting in the nest box with some hay between his fanny and the 2 eggs from my other girls. (They like to use the one box, rather than use the other boxes ..goofy girls) Anyhoo... are any of your Roo's closely supervising the "hen business" like my boy is? I've never experienced this before ..and we had a LOT of chickens on our farm when I was growing up.