My chicken wasn't completely committed to sitting on her eggs at first. It took approx 10 days from the time she laid them until she started sitting on them continuously. During the first 10 days, she would only sit on them randomly, mostly during the day. I don't know if she sat on them at night or not.. I just know she left them often, and for long periods of time.
She is now sitting on them 100% of the time, and has been for at least a week. My question is "will these eggs ever hatch, or did she ruin them during those first 10 days?" Should I wait and see, or if I should throw these eggs out and start her with fresh ones now that I know she's committed? The new eggs wouldn't be hers, but she doesn't seem to care WHO's eggs she lays on at this point. She just wants to sit there all day, and she screams at me if I come too close to her!!