Need to vent - hope nobody minds. We recently went for a three-day vacation, and had one of our friends who used to raise chickens take care of our flock. One of our hens was sitting on eggs, and we told them that she was broody and to leave her be. We showed them where to pick up eggs from, and told them that they could take all the eggs for themselves to eat. We came back, and all seemed fine. Only today did it occur to me to check under the broody hen, and all six eggs she was sitting on were gone, no shells, nest clean. We are still waiting to hear back from them, but we are pretty sure that they took those eggs. The eggs were mostly developed and were due to hatch soon.