I have sorted the eggs out so they won't be staggered. I'd noticed she had managed to steal my other hens eggs as she was only sat on one yesterday and today she had 5...so I will be removing all unmarked eggs from now on. Should I be worried if she hasn't moved all day? I'm guessing she will move eventually for food and water?
Most of the time she is not going to steal eggs----other hens get in her nest with her and lay a egg. That's why you mark the original. If it was I----I would remove all eggs and collect her about a dozen and place them all under her at one time. Most full size hens can cover 10 to 15 eggs in a bowl shaped bottom nest. NO---do not worry about eating----as long as her nest is not in the sun---she will be Fine----offering food at the nest will just mess things up in """MY""" opinion. Good Luck
Edited by PD-Riverman - 6/3/16 at 9:11am