Just found my RIR in a shed away from the chicken house w/15 eggs under her yesterday. I needed to move her because she has no protection from skunks possums or anything else. That was an event in itself. After we got her moved & tried to get her to set her eggs in the hen house she went back to that shed. It was dark so I tried it again & although she really wanted to go I shown the flashlight on those eggs & she sat down on them. There's so many she can't cover them so I put a couple under my silkie hens who can't understand why this is not a good time of year to raise babies. I'll candle when it daylight to see if they're ready to hatch or what. It's really too late in the year to raise babies.