My runner has been sitting on a nest for almost 2 months now and I'm not sure what to do. We had just moved into a new place a few months back and both girls had stopped laying (I assumed it was due to the stress of the move and adjusting to their new environment). Well, apparently she started laying again at some point and had been hiding the eggs. Then one day she was nesting and she was serious! I didn't want to try getting the eggs out from under her so I waited and watched...and waited and about a week later she finally took a break and came out of the pen to take a dip in the kiddie pool. I snuck into the pen and retrieved about 15 eggs! I thought I got them all but the very next day I went out to the pen and found her sitting on her nest and she wasn;t budging. I wasn't sure if there were more eggs or if she was just dense! So I waited again and a few days later I got my opportunity to check and found 6 more eggs in the nest - and this time I dug through the hay all the way to the floor. Next day though she was back on the nest! A few more days go by and I spot 3 eggs in the nest but now she's wised up and she won't leave the pen. A couple more days go by and one morning I go in the pen and find my other female butt-end in the nest with the determined runner and there are now 5 eggs! Since then, they are each laying an egg a day in this nest and the runner won't leave the pen. Is this normal or is this something that could end up being a major concern? I can't imagine this is healthy for her. And I can't see how anything would ever hatch out. Should I traumatize her and raid the nest and put an end to this will she just start back up again the next day? I mean, it's single digit weather here - wth is she thinking?!?