It's 27 degrees outside and I have a broody australorp. 2 days ago she claimed 6 eggs as her own. I didn't really want her to hatch any so I went to move her and she made the saddest little chicken face and wimper sounds. So, okay, 6 eggs...that's it. Yesterday I spent much of the day in the barn and she didn't get caught off the nest all day. I only got 1 egg from the other 8 girls yesterday...hmm. This morning I see her sitting in one box over and my orp is on her nest in a comatose state. I picked her up and moved her to another box. I count the eggs...all 16 of them! Yesterdays eggs and maybe a couple from this morning! I marked an x on the 16 eggs and put the australorp back on them. I can't believe I let them get away with that. The little turds outsmarted me.