I think my bantam hen has gone broody. Apparently she has been sitting in the nesting box for three days and my Boyfriend was too chicken ( no pun) to reach under her to check for eggs because he didn't want to get pecked (big baby) So today I checked her and she had one egg under her and was like.. huh? Because she always gave us a egg a day. that's when my boyfriend told me she's been in the nest box for days. The hen almost always leaves right after laying so I figured what the heck. I marked the egg and gave it back to her. So I have some questions. 1. Is it too late to go broody? It's almost November but is still in the high 80F in the day low 50F at night. plus we have a heat lamp that turns on every morning at 5am. warms up the coop and gives the girls enough light. I don't plan on incubating, so I wonder if it will be warm enough with just the hen sitting. 2. How long do we wait to candle the egg to see if there is anything in there? 3. I have no idea if my hen has eaten or had water in these three days. We work at night and sleep in the day so it's hard to keep a eye out to see if she's getting off the nest. There is water next to the boxes, but no food. Should I set some food in there too? maybe she'll be more comfortable eating if she doesn't have to go outside and to the other side of the run to get it. 4. I'm about 80% sure her egg is unfertilized, but I've noticed the fertilized "Spot" on the yokes of my EE's so would it be alright to give my broody hen a few other eggs to sit on, ones that I'm pretty sure have been fertilized? Thanks for all the help everyone!