My young silkie pullet went broody Sunday afternoon and I've decided to let her sit on some eggs (after taking all the eggs away yesterday, she sat on an empty nest all day). I went to the coop this morning and found her mingling with the flock, I let them all out and she went straight for a dust bath. There were 5 big eggs split among 3 nesting boxes and all felt cold (it was about 40F or 5C in the coop this morning), so she hadn't been sitting on any of them, at least for a while. I gathered all the eggs in one place, picked her up from her dust bath and sat her on the eggs - she immediately started to roll them around and gather them under her rump and AFAIK has been sitting on them since (I went back to check 30 mins later and removed the one dirty egg, left her with 4 big clean ones - she's too small to cover more anyways!). What do you think... Is she broody enough to sit on the eggs until they hatch? Are the eggs still fertile even if they were cold for a few hours?