Hi everyone, I've had hens for a about two years. I've two RRRs, two australorps, two americuna's, a black sex link, and a barred rock. I also have a buff orp roo. Yesterday I couldn't collect eggs. They've two nest boxes but all lay in same one. Every time I went out there was a hen on the nest. Even when I freed them for their afternoon jaunt one of the Aussie's stayed in the coop. This morning she's sitting on 9 eggs. Six brown and three blues. I plan on putting her in the tractor with a box of straw and some eggs. or maybe a spare rabbit hutch with a ladder. Question is how do I know when she started? Did the eggs get cold? Should I set her in an empty nest and be vigilant to take her fresh eggs? Or leave her to the ones she's already sitting? On another matter. The old rock (my favorite) does not enjoy the roo at all. She has taken to live as separate from the flock as she can and HE appears to try to keep her from eating sometimes. I thought after spring I may just keep him away from them. That will not make him happy however. I did that one night and he bloodied his face pecking at the fence. I considered giving her away to a niece but she has a roo as well so it may not help. I'm not looking forward to making coq au vin with my favorite hen but she doesn't seem very happy. suggestions?