- Jun 4, 2013
My broody hen has been sitting on 7 eggs for 2 1/2 weeks (due to hatch Thursday/Friday). We’ve been out all day and when I went to put the hens to bed this evening, and get the other 2 hens eggs, 2 of her eggs were missing from the nest. I found one of them at the bottom of the ramp out of the coop, but the other one has vanished. One of my other hens has been pecking about under the coop in a very interested fashion, so my guess is that the other one broke, and she’s eaten it, but why have they been removed from the nest? Has the broody thrown them out because she knew they were no good? Has one of the other hens stolen them for some reason? Any ideas?