I have been ill for nearly 2weeks with severe bronchitis, a friend has been feeding watering them for me. She finally told me today the one hen has always been in the box and won't let her get eggs. I go out to check and sure enough she is setting on eggs, growls when you touch her, indignant and puffy. My Friend got pecked hard when trying to check for eggs so just let her be. Now the question is how to tell how far along the eggs are, as some of the other girls may have still been laying eggs in the box with her. Candling to see anything? Is there a post somewhere that gives the egg development? I'm not thinking totally straight yet from being so freaking ill and wouldn't mind a big ole arrow pointing me in the right direction. So happy that one of my 8mo Buff Orpingtons decided to be broody. No name for her other than green and blue leg bands. Oh she is setting on at least 10 mixed eggs, orp, california grey, welsummer, and Ee. Guess will find out if BO Dino the Roo has been doing his duties.