Our hens have been laying for about a year now. Their egg production recently dropped off, and I assumed they were molting. Yesterday I discovered a nest full of eggs in the corner, on the ground underneath our chicken coop. I did not know our chickens could fit under there! There are about a dozen eggs, from at least 3 different hens (based on egg color). I used a rake to retrieve the eggs, then put up boards to block off where I think they are entering. Is it possible a hen started a nest down there because she was broody? What % of the day does a broody hen sit on her eggs? I wonder if I should've left them there to see if a hen takes care of them until they hatch... Or throw them out (not sure how long they've been under there). We have 1 rooster and 9 hens. We collect eggs from our nesting boxes every day, so I don't know if I have a broody hen... thoughts?