I have about 8 white leghorn hens that I know will not set but I also have 2 ameracauna hens, 1 bantam hen, 5 LF game hens and NONE of these huzzies will sit on a nest. I guess. My ameracauna has 6 eggs that have been in there for some of them over a week, the bantam has 2 that have been there a week. Should I throw them out? How long can a hen collect eggs and the eggs still be good if she does go to set? I keep being told if I just leave the eggs alone that when they get as many as they are satisfied with they will start to set. Well I've got an almost empty incubator that I'm not just going to let a bunch of eggs get wasted on waiting for some hen. The bantam especially, hasn't laid any more in several days. If she was gonna set wouldn't she still be laying? Also, I always hear how great setters and mother LF game hens are and my 5 won't set at all. At one time there was 5 eggs from a couple different hens but eventually if you leave them in there one of the chickens, I think one of the hens even, starts to break them. The ameracauna usually lays every day but I have been removing the new eggs and leaving the old 6 to see if she starts to set. I've been told that as long as I keep removing the new egg and she's not allowed to collect any more than she'll never start to set on the old ones but I wonder if it's not too late for the old ones anyway. I know those first couple were laid over a week ago. SOOooo many questions. Someone please help!