I have three Rhode Island Red hens. They normally lay in their boxes, but the day before yesterday they all decided to lay under their boxes on the floor of the coop. All of the eggs are together, as well (they often lay in separate boxes). Does this mean one of them wants to sit?--eventually? How long do I let them collect before I can give up and gather eggs? I tried to let them gather a clutch in the late spring and ended up wasting a couple dozen eggs in the process. Also, if I do have a broody hen, is it too late to let her sit and hatch them herself? or will it get cold too soon? Our first frost last year was October 7. Any suggestions/advice would be much appreciated.