Hello, This is my first post here. My husband and I just moved into our country home, and the woman who lived here before us left behind a few chickens she didn't want - 3 noisy roosters (which we will not be keeping for long!), a bantam hen and 2 chicks, and a broody hen who is sitting on about 9 eggs in a nesting box in the chicken barn. We basically have no idea what we are doing with these chickens as we have been city people up till now. They all free range the property except for the broody hen. We saw this hen (I think she is Cornish Cross) sitting on the nest when we were here for a final inspection of the property July 14th. Today is August 8th. So she has been sitting on the nest over 3 weeks for sure. We lifted her off the nest last night to have a look, and the eggs don't smell rotten but nothing has hatched. The hen was very agitated at being removed from the nest. So now we are not sure what to do - should we throw out the eggs and let the hen be upset, or should we wait until she decides to leave the nest on her own? She does leave every morning to eat, drink and poop, so I don't think she is going to starve. Thank you for any advice you can give us!