Hi everyone! I am new to raising chickens and have a question. One of my Buff Orpingtons has been laying on her eggs for about 3 days now. She picked sort of a strange spot.. not in her nesting box but behind some plants! This morning she was running around making all sort of "bok bok bok BOK! bok bok bok BOK!" noises. It looked to me like she was looking for food so I gave her some and she went back to her eggs afterwards. Now she is off of them again and I have no idea why.. she has food and water right next to her nest. How long can a chicken stay off of her eggs before they get too cold and die? By the way.. there are like 20 eggs in her nest!!! is that a lot? I was amazed!!