One of our hens has been sitting on an egg, i dont know how long for, we just realised yesterday when we realised one of the chickens was missing from their coop- so maybe not very long? Today she got off it and is wondering around the garden, my little sister went down and brought it to the house saying the hen had got off it, but it was still a little warm. Realising this probably wasn't the smartest thing to do i told her to put it back. The hen obviously has to get up to eat and drink, and as she is seperated from the rest of the chickens they can't take turns to sit on it. It could already be dead i dont know, but i dont know what to do as the hen is kind of pacing the edges of the coop as if she wants to get back in. We dont have any nesting boxes so i can't really move the egg back in there. (the chickens usually just lay in the corner and lay, and have sat on eggs long enough to produce chicks before - however we will shortly be building a new coop in another part of the garden so that it will be bigger, i will suggest nesting boxes when we get to that!) Do i let her back in, and get rid of the egg? I dont have an incubator so i cant take the egg either. It just seems kind of gross to me that the egg could have the beginning of a chick inside!