Somewhere in my coop I have an egg eater. I knew this and haven't yet caught them. My broody was sitting on 7 or 8 eggs. One was broken early I thought it was a mistake that maybe mama made. Well they are only a few days from hatching and 2 eggs have just disappeared and the other eggs have some blood on them. I believe my egg eater got up in the nest when mama went to eat and ate those eggs, chicks and all. I was dumbfounded, shocked and horrified. I have removed the remaining 5 eggs from mom and have them in the hatcher. I also think I know now who it was. Poor babies. I never expected that.