Can I put eggs back under a broody hen?

Scots in France

Chirping
Jan 30, 2021
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Gaujan, Gers, France
We have a hen that has been laying eggs in "secret nests" for the last month, yesterday we found a nest with 18 eggs in it, from 3 hens (different colours) and collected all the eggs, but put a wooden egg in so she would continue to lay there.
Today she has decided to go broody!
Tomorrow I will lift her and have a look to see how many eggs she has.
I would like her to have 3 eggs minimum.
Can I put some of the eggs I collected yesterday back under her? They have been sitting in a basket in my kitchen...
(we have already had mommas hatch 36 chicks this year...)
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Thank you for any input you can provide...
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Scots in France

Chirping
Jan 30, 2021
43
232
89
Gaujan, Gers, France
We candled the eggs, most of them the yolk was mobile and had an air pocket, none further developed than that...
Put 7 eggs under her - 4 of her own and 3 from our brown hen.
She's sitting happy in a leaf nest at the end of our garden, under a brolly as we have had & expecting to have thunder storms with heavy rain!
I take her breakfast every day too! 😁
I will try and get a photo...
Thank you for the support as always!
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