Sorry I'm not sure of the correct terminology here Sorry! I use to raise chickens as a child for 4-H and now that I have my own kids we have gotten back into it but I am very much needing some info. I'm sorry if this is in the wrong section...first question is this...we have a hen who seems to want to sit on her eggs but she is not on them constantly. Is she supposed to be on them constantly or is it okay for her to be spending time off of them? (not just the time she spends eating and drinking) Second question is this there are seven total eggs in her box but she seems to have gathered 5 of her eggs to sit on but left two out...does this mean they are infertile or is this just a personal limit she's chosen? Sorry if any of these questions sound stupid We always just gathered the eggs and never tried letting the hens set.