I knew I had been lax on getting the eggs in the house the last few days (I've been dealing with a sick cat that had to have sx yesterday) but I figured it had cooled down majorly so it wasn't like they would get too warm to still be good. We actually brought the three of them in the house in a dog crate the other night because we had a frost warning and I still haven't gotten the plywood for the coop. Anyways, I got home from work and hubby said that he was worried about Sam (the RIR hen) thinking that she was either trying to lay and egg or was injured. Thats all he said so I went out back and there I found her sitting between the small peice of plywood and the house where they decided that they were going to lay their eggs. As soo as I saw her I knew what was up- she was broody. Sure enough, 8 eggs sitting under her- one of which was the one that I was using to "mark" the nest anyways. So now I have a few questions- how should I get her to stop and what do I do with the eggs because they are having major temp changes- they were uncovered over night two nights ago when it was about 36 degrees and then she's been sitting on them the last two days.