I am new at this and I found my Rhode Island Red sitting on 19 eggs! I did not know she was laying since she is free to roam during the day and has always gone back to her coop at night. I missed her last evening and found her this morning under my back porch sitting on a large quantity of eggs. I did have a rooster until about 2-3 weeks ago when a hawk got him. Is this normal? Has she been laying 1-2 eggs per day? Safe to eat. Can't find any answers in my books.