Well! I thought it was a little strange that one of my seven hens, a d'uccle cross went missing for a week an a half and then suddenly showed back up IN the coop then disappeared again for another two weeks. My father was poking around in some boxes in the coop and found a very pissy broody hen. Who I later went out and found was sitting on 21 eggs. I don't have a heat lamp in my coop and she has plucked her poor chest bald for those non-fertile eggs. Any suggestions on what to do about taking her off the eggs? No use in having my clearly best layer not laying and I really don't want her sick from a chill in this cold weather Here is a few pictures of what I found.. She is a very protective momma by the way, got me good twice when I picked her up to count the eggs! I think I'll call her blackjack from now on.