So, one of my rooster died at teh hands of a raccoon, leaving me with one rooster. No big deal, the single bantam hen started acting strange after that and never came out of the next box. So, we took some bantam eggs out of the fridge. They had been in there for at LEAST a week and some 2 weeks. We put those in the box with her. She's been sitting on them for two weeks now. We took them out yesterday and candled them just for fun....well, there are veins in some and the others have moving chicks inside.... This hen has also not laid an egg of her own for 4 weeks. Is this standard behavior? When I was younger, we would wait until the chicks started to hatch, and then remove them from the box to a heat lamp and box so they wouldnt get smothered. Is this still standard practice?