I have a hen that has been laying pretty green eggs for a few months now. I gather them quickly every day. Recently my EE rooster has matured and I've caught him covering her on several occasions. Typically, when she lays an egg and I collect it, it is fairly cool to the touch, so I know she's not sitting on it. I was running errands this morning, so I didn't let them out to play today outside of the run until I got home and could be outside. (We have a big hawk on our property). I went out this afternoon to let them out and she hadn't laid an egg yet, but was up in the nest box. So I waited to let them all out until she finished, because I figured she'd stop what she was doing and want to go play, lol. Immediately after she laid her egg, she moved it to the center of the next box, nudged it a couple of times, and then came out of the coop wanting me to open the door to the run. I don't have an incubator. I'm a little nervous about trying to incubate them myself. So I was wondering, if I left the eggs out there, any chance she would get that "motherly instinct" to sit on them? Thanks for any input!