The only hen who I have ever had who: 1. Can repeatedly get out of my coop 2. Is completely independent from the rest of the flock 3. Is a bantam, yet remains the alpha female, and, 4. Is sought after consantly by my standard breed rooster (who will snuggle with her at night, find food for her and call her, and follow her around endlessly.) has laid eggs. She is eight years old, but has produced fourteen tiny eggs. However, they are outside of the coop, in a nearby bush. I have found them, but am afraid to move them.... (I might not place them in the exact position they were in the bush) I'm wondering, since this hen is very old, if I should pull the eggs and just cull them since I don't have an incubator. However, I would like some offpsring of this hen, if at all possiable. So..... is it too cold to let the hen waste her energy sittingon eggs, or, can she still hatch eggs, I just have to keep a close eye on them and put them inside as soon as they hatch? Its a tough decision, and one I can't make alone. So.... thought I'd dump it onto you guys!