My first-time silkie broody's eggs are due to hatch tomorrow. For the last 3 weeks I've had to remove her from the nest twice a day to eat & drink...she was never off the eggs more than 5 minutes. She is in the coop, but seperated from the others with a 3 foot tall "puppy playpen fence". I just got home from work to find the pen empty.....eggs cool to the touch...I found her in one of the regular nest boxes in the coop, sitting on other's freshly laid eggs. DH says he heard a commotion out there around 2:00...he looked in & didn't see anything wrong I have no idea what could have spooked her so badly to leave the eggs....the only way I can figure she got out of the pen was to hop onto the waterer & then over the fence. I put her back on her nest & she hunkered right down on her eggs. My question is do you think these eggs could possibly still hatch? I assume she was gone from the nest 2 to 2 1/2 hours. This is so frustrating & disappointing. I have chicks hatching in the incubator as we speak...maybe I should give her a couple of those.