I have a hen who will eat her egg if it is cracked or broken. She is sitting on a nest of 9 eggs and I am worried she will peck and try to eat her chicks when they hatch. She has a habit of eating eggs, and when I go into the chicken house to check up on her eggs and make sure there's no missing and none cracked because my rooster will try to sit on the eggs as well. My hen will follow me in and act very interested. When there's a cracked egg I usually take it and dispose of it or one of my outside dogs will eat it. I have also given her a broken egg once or twice since I've had her. I want to break her habit of being an egg eater but once or twice I have given in and gave it to her, I spoil my chickens. So my question is: Will my hen peck and try to eat her chicks when they hatch? Or should she know not to eat them and will be more of a motherly hen and care for them?