MY Buff Orp has been sitting on 9 eggs for about 9 days. Today I went in and took her off the nest (Ive done this 3 other times during the 9 days) and found a gooey mess on her belly and all the eggs. It looked like yolk, and sure enough, only 8 eggs were left. I assume she ate one. I gently cleaned the other eggs with warm water on a soft rag and changed the nesting material. she came right back to sit. Should I take her off the nest more often? Was she hungry? she eats and drinks nicely when i take her off. I also noticed that if I dont take her off the nest every day, the other girls pick on her like she is a stranger. Is there a rule of thumb for how often to insure mom leaves the nest?