- Jul 31, 2013
I have 3 hens and a rooster in a large coop. The hens started a deep nest in an area I can't reach easily. I kept raking the eggs out, then thought maybe they want to go broody so I should leave them. It's been 5 days, and the nest is full of eggs, but nobody sits on the eggs. The nights have been in the 40s and 50s. Will these hens ever sit on those eggs? Would they even hatch if they did, or do they need to stay warm all the time? Why have they chosen such an inaccessible spot to nest if they aren't going to hatch the eggs? Any help appreciated!