One of our hens went broody a little over a week ago and I thought I'd give her a few eggs to hatch and see what happened. She's been happily sitting on them, only getting up a few short times each day to eat/drink. On about day three, I noticed that one of the three eggs had gone missing - not sure whether she ate it or whether a rat took it. The next day there was a third egg in there again. I guess another hen popped in there when Maisy (my broody) was out having a bite to eat and laid an egg with Maisy's two eggs. I wasn't sure which one was the new one, so I left it in there. Three days later, it happened again....now she has four eggs, with three different hatch dates. Is that going to be an issue?? I have no idea which ones are the originals...maybe I should have marked them, but I didn't think this would happen since she's been in the one nesting box that the hens don't usually like to lay eggs in. This morning another hen kept jumping on top of Maisy, trying to kick her out so that she could lay an egg in there (despite there being an empty nesting box right next to her). I've now moved Maisy out to the chicken tractor so that she's on her own and no more mystery eggs will show up. What now? Is it ok to have a broody hatch eggs on different days (up to 6 or so days apart)??? .