Hi Chicken Lovers ~ I am new to this forum and horribly new to chicken rearing. I rescued a broken-legged chicken 2 months ago at a racehorse barn area. $500 later (vet bill, still kicking myself) this young hen laid her first 12 eggs and began sitting on them 1 week ago. I moved her nest (straw-filled wicker basket) from one barn to another because my stable of horses HAD to relocate and no one at the old barn wanted to care for her. I placed the nest in an identical spot behind the straw bales in a feed room. She succumbed to the move but yesterday she left her nest for whatever reason and made her way back to the old barn, panicked, looking for her nest. I brought her back to our new barn and placed her once again on the eggs. My question(s): The eggs were cold and she shuffled the eggs when settling back in. Are her eggs no good now and does jolting an egg or two mean the chicks may be injured? I bring her food and water so she doesn't have to leave the nest but why she left I don't know. Maybe I shouldn't bring her food... Thanks for your help.