I have a 9-month-old Easter Egger who disappeared for 4-5 days. I assumed she'd been killed but she came back home one day to eat and drink before running off again. I didn't see her for another 4-5 days after that. This pattern has repeated a few times. If I were to guess, I'd say she's been sitting on the eggs for roughly two weeks now. I have not been able to locate the nest. She's been home all day today and it's in the 70's. I'm assuming she's abandoned her kids and I'm pretty sad about it. If I knew where the eggs were, I'd gather them and try to finish incubating them myself. Is this common? Could she still decide to return to the nest? How long can the eggs wait for her?