I am new to chickens so sorry if this a dumb question. I have three hens. My RIR seems to like to "hang out" with her egg after she lays it. I hear her up there rummaging around or...something. Yesterday she managed to crack the egg. Maybe she is broody? I don't know. Anyway, I didn't want another cracked egg and I knew she'd been up there a long time (40 minutes?), so I opened the door and there she was with the egg under her. I gently took it, but was this a dumb idea? My hens just moved to my house so right now they are living full-time in their chicken ark. We will let them start free-ranging soon. One of the other ones seems to like to hang out with her egg too. How long does it normally take them to lay once they enter the nestbox, anyway?