I have a (not supposed to be) broody buff Minorca who has commendeared (sp...) the far corner behind the nesting boxes as her own. The other hens have taken to laying (literally and figuratively) on top of her and then she rolls the eggs under her! I found 5 there already today. Normally they lay in a differnt nest. I don't want her to hatch any since I have a mutt rooster and a mixed flock (plus 13 chicks in the brooder), so I remove the eggs daily. Last year she almost starved to death when she went broody--we had to lock her in a cage with food and water a few hours a day. I stuck a plastice egg under her, but she threw it out of the nest!