Ok... here's my story! (I'm not sadistic, promise!!) My daughter and her friend are playing at the house, and they decide they want to gather eggs. Ok, sure, no problem - I do warn them not to take the egg from under the broody hen. They come running back in with the eggs and say that they left the broody alone. Good job girls! We put the eggs in the refrigerator and didn't think anything of it. So today, I go out and gather eggs - the broody's off her nest, so I think that it will be a great opportunity to candle her egg (yes, I'm mean, I just gave her one). Huh... the egg that I marked for her isn't in the coop... that's not good. Sure enough, I go inside and look at the eggs the girls brought in yesterday and there's the broody's egg, she must have been off the nest and someone else must have been laying when the girls went out there! I run back out and put it in the coop, but I have no idea if it has a chance or not. I feel horrible!! I should have checked the eggs that they brought in closer! Anyone have any ideas? Does it even stand a chance?