Ok, my little Japanese hen has been sitting for 3 weeks, so we figure we are getting close. I go away for 4 days, and Signif' Other takes care of everyone till I get back. When I leave, she has 6 under her. When I get back she has 4. He didnt take any from her nest, but when I had company this morning, and cracked a LOT of tiny eggs to make oodles of scrambled eggs, I got 5 eggs with different aged embryos inside! One was tiny but fully formed, the rest just the vieny saks with morphous blobs. Now no one else is setting, and He didnt take from her nest.... How are these eggs ending up in other nests to be collected, and put in the fridge? I have now gone out and marked her eggs with pencil to tell what is what, and she is down to 3!! I am afraid to open any more, broke my heart to see the one! What do other people use to mark thier eggs? Do you write dates? Other hens cant carry little eggs to thier own nests can they? Help!