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Originally Posted by MetalFarm View Post

Yea there's just a small opening for a hen to get in there and lay an egg in private. I built the coop the nesting boxes are mounted attached to the exterior to save room inside. I could just cover the hole inside the coop with plywood or even cardboard. Tomorrow is day 21. I hope she didn't blow it last night. This morning there were probably 6 eggs she wasn't sitting on. Maybe she was rotating them who knows.

Chicks can not jump very high.  Leave the nest box open enough so the hen can get in and out if she wants to. Eggs near hatching can last longer than those early in development when not being kept warm.  Fingers crossed.