hi everyone! I had a girl go broody 2 weeks ago. It was her first time so I got 6 fertilised eggs from a breeder and she accepted them right away. However a few days later she kicked out two eggs and had either laid 2 of her own or borrowed them from one of our other hens. I figured the ones she kicked out could have been bad...but also thought since they were still warm, it was her having a rookie mistake. I place them back and remove the other non fertile eggs. Everything is ok for few days and I noticed one of the eggs got cracked and I had to throw it out- it was otherwise developing. I thought she could have been rough with moving it and caused it to crack. And there are more non fertile eggs in her nest that I removed. This morning I look in and she has only 2 fertile eggs in her nest! One of these eggs was cold. I can find no evidence of broken shells. It's as if the 3 fertile eggs disappeared. My only thought is she has been eating them. The one egg I found cracked could have been her starting to eat it? She has hardly left the nest. My previous broody did a fine job, but did leave the nest once or twice a day to eat. I have only seen this one leave the nest a few times in the last two weeks. Also, I mainly allow nature to take its course and don't interfere with the process. I figured mama will know what to do so I didn't candle them. I prefer to be hands off, so maybe I should have been more attentive? Does this sound feasible? If so, is it down to her being a novice? And is it safe to have her try it out again? Thanks!