I finally have a broody hen. We kept moving the eggs because I wasn't sure about letting her hatch some out. But today after days of sitting I decided to let her sit on 9 eggs. I took a sharpie and marked them...and let everyone free range. Well 2 hours later she still was not back on the eggs. I have done this one other time. But marked eggs with a pencil.. I marked with sharpie today because we are going on vacation and I wanted the animal sitter to be able to decipher the difference easier. So do you think the eggs are OK? I did not check on her this evening. Son locked them up for me and I forgot to mention it to him (as we had a surprise for other son and I was distracted. Lol) any thoughts or advice? I don't have an incubator.. and won't soon.. but need some younger chicks in the crowd.