I'm not quite sure this is the right thread I selected. I thought my hens were just not laying the amount of eggs they should be. I was cleaning out one of their areas and found behind a door, 10 chicken eggs...so that's where they went. They are RIR, barred rocks and black australorpes. I saw the RIR leave the next that's how I wondered what she was doing behind the door and found the eggs. Since I don't know if I have any broody chickens, I decided to leave the eggs 10 eggs alone there, since I have enough gathered already. my question is: How long do I leave them out there before I decide that they are just there and I don't have a broody chicken? I don't want them to rot. I usually collect eggs every day but since I didn't know some were being laid behind the door I'm hoping I have a broody hen(s). Thanks.