I was cleaning up the yard. We have an old silver garbage can that just sits there, it's covered in dirt to the very top. Well, on top of the dirt sat my hen Lucy. When I approached her, she screeched at me and her eyes looked really wild. I called my brother and he plucked her off the can. There were 9 small eggs. Lucy screamed the entire time until we put her back down. She sat back on them and screeched at us again. Is she trying to hatch these eggs?! She's been missing from her normal sleeping area for 3 days. I just thought she'd picked a new spot but apparently not. We don't want to disturb her or move her at all. Would she sit on infertile eggs or does she know there are some fertile ones in there? Also, she saw my hen with her baby. Did this trigger something in her head that she wanted babies too? Because she never got broody before. I'm not sure if these are fertile eggs so I'm wondering if she'd waste her time sitting on infertile ones. Also, it's going to rain tomorrow. Should I leave her where she is? Will she keep the eggs warm enough? I do not want to move her.