I thought for sure my hen was a goner, she went "missing" 8 days ago and hasn't came to the coop at night and we didn't see her at all during the day. Tonight my hubby found her in a corner of the garage where our unused horse stall is. She was laying on 20 eggs, LOL. Since we don't have a rooster the eggs are not fertile. Hubby took the eggs and put her in the coop for the night. Was that a bad idea to take her off the eggs? Will she start hiding her eggs somewhere else? And if I were to get some fertile hatching eggs (which I am planning on doing) do you think she would lay on them?? It would beat buying an incubator. I'm just sooo glad she is safe and alive.