I had a hen disappear and I found her nesting. It was about 2 weeks. Now it's about hatching time by my guesstimate. I spotted the hen out yesterday and then today but she goes back the eggs naturally. Today my 7 year old, bless her heart, saw the hen and thought she was saving it's life by putting it back in with the rest of the chickens. CLUCK! I noticed it hours later when I went to pen them up and went OH why are you in here. I raced to the eggs COLD. Ditch effort I collected them put them on a nest in a cage and put the hen in with them. Nothing doing it's over. So I bring them inside and put them on a heating pad sitting in and OFF oven with a bowl of hot water for humidity. (yeah I am a nube and I feel so bad for the chicks) Blue laced red Wyandottes I am dying with them! My first ones! I found an incubator should I get it or is all lost or should I continue with this tactic I have going? I candled them they look good she had a LOT of eggs under her. Too many. 4 not good after candling.