We have been getting a lot less eggs, now that it is hot. The last two days, none at all. Then this evening one of my hens didn't come in for the night so I got to looking and found a nest from one of my Ameracaunas (or Aracaunas, not sure the difference). These hens (I have three of them) go back to the pen every night. Is there any chance she can raise them if we leave them all in the nest? They are in a safe place I think, right by our front door in a flower bed. Do this breed typically go broody or should I move them to my bantam that is broody for about a week now? Also, if we decided to get some of the eggs for us, how long can they have been out in this 100 degree heat and still be good? I didn't know she was laying in the front yard so I don't know how long they have been there.