ok so i have several hens who are very good layers, and they all lay together in one spot. they have all been acting very snippy about us collecting the eggs, so we desided if they wanted them that bad we'd leave them... but so far it dont apper that any one of them has actually "clamed" them and thou they will go sit there for 1-3 hours each while they lay another egg on the growing pile. (7 in there now) they still will leave the nest for a long time and no one is sitting it at night. will one of them start sitting them when she thinks she has enough?? or should they be sitting there more?? they will usually let us pet them even when they are sitting to lay, but for a few days they refuse to move and attack us if we reach for the already there eggs(only while sitting to lay). yet so far they seemingly lay the egg and then abandon them till time to lay another....are they really broody or just being untypicly mean for some reason??