My chickens are laying finally! Granted i think the eggs are coming from my newest chickens and not the ones I have been waiting to lay since what seems like forever, but anyways. I wanted to know - I am hoping to get some baby chicks from these girls that are laying.. but it seems they aren't staying in their nest. They lay an egg and go away.. come back later. They aren't staying on these eggs for long periods of time. Don't they need to stay sitting on them to hatch them? They have a lot of eggs in there. I have like 5 nest going full of eggs! I am so excited!! I do not have an incubator yet or i would try doing it myself.. but i was hoping since i got the eggs that the girls would just stay on the nest.. but nope it aint happening. Granted most of the eggs they have covered in hay and feathers ( I am assuming to keep warm). Now i am not home most of the day so they might be on them all day.. but every time i see them - they are not on the eggs. Any advice? Any information? Any help would put me to ease. Thank you in advanced!