I've posted a number of times about this hen, but i'm getting to a point where i am afraid i am going to end up tossing eggs. I really want to trust her, but it would help me immensely to know another hen did this and it worked. She's been trying to go broody since february. Finding an isolated nest away from the ither girls, stocking up on eggs, sitting for 3 hours at a time, but last week she finally sat overnight. The next day she got down in the morning and didn't get back on at night, so i figured the 2 consecutive nights rule said she wasn't ready. Well, the next day around 3 or 4 she got on and sat for 3 days and 3 nights straight. Then yesterday she got up some time before 830 and i couldnt get her to stay on and sit until 345pm. She stayed on all night. She got off again today around 830. She wont go back on yet. But here's the thing: she's doing the quiet cluck when she is off. She seems spacy and she is moving so slowly that i can catch her. Her cowl and eyes have lost their red, and she is not laying eggs. When she is on the eggs, she is pancake flat, puffs up her feathers if i am near, and growls. Candling the eggs today i have 2 that i think have veins, one that might have had movement, all have quarter size air sacs or larger. She is eating and drinking (ilve seen her do both) and interacting with her flock. It seems, as a matter of fact, that the flock is what is making her get down. She hears them chirping and starts trying to get out. Should i sort of cage her in, except during the hotest part of the day when the eggs are most likely to stay warm? It's getting into the 80s today. It was in the 70s yesterday. I could keep the nesting area she picked open from maybe 12-4 so she has a good window and keep a heating lamp on them. There's a thermometer in there already (the sensor is in the middle of the clutch, it's small) and they have yet to go below 80 and don't really go above 90, even when she is sitting on them. This is just not at all what i've read about broody hens. She has every sign, every signal, the eggs seem to be developing i think, but her pattern of sitting isn't like anything i've heard or read and i'm concerned she's going to kill the eggs.