If a hen is going broody, or at least acts like it, is there any way to guess how many eggs she will lay in her nest before she starts? I have been getting about 4 to 5 eggs in weeks from her and the last week I've gotten nothing. She's still going to her new place to lay. Will she still be laying the same number when she getting ready or does that change? At this rate it could be 10 or more, I think. Is that fair to assume? I can't get to her nest to see. She's under my shed at the low end which is about 8 inches off the ground in a bunch of leaves. I don't want he under there because of a skunk and possums. We got um. Any ideas?