The neighbors hen has started laying eggs in a sheltered hidden place in our yard 3 days ago. Is this a sign she going broody. She hangs out with my roo all day and then goes home at night, but comes back in the morning, which I think is so cute and funny. Since I have no experience with laying hens, I want to know if she is just laying eggs or hiding them to hatch when she gets enough. I am almost positive they are fertile since I saw my roo mate her yesterday, which is another new experience for me. It is really cold and snowing here today and is wondering if the eggs will be ok. I got her penned up with the roo and moved the eggs to nest box( a covered cat litter box with hay in it) but I don't think she is sitting in them. I did notice for 2 weeks before she started laying that she would lay under bushes and make little nest and sit for a while. Any help would be greatly appreciated.