She's been setting on four fertilized eggs since the afternoon of May 17th. June 7th was day 21. Today is day 23 and it doesn't look like anything is going to happen. I don't get it, really. It's not her first clutch and we've only seen her off the nest three times - although the first time we saw her off the nest she was off for about an hour. Anyhoo...I just went out and closed up the coop, and I found her standing over her eggs. It's the first time I've been able to see the eggs. Usually she's all fluffed up or flattened out on top of them. I didn't hear anything coming from the eggs, but the other birds are always making noise and the night insects make lots of noise too. It was just really strange. Every other night she's been sitting on the eggs. Tonight was different. I reached under her and touched the closest egg - it didn't feel warm at all. Really strange, I thought. Now I'm worried that she's going to give up on hatching a clutch altogether, which is a total bummer because I've already committed to picking up three 2-day old chicks from the guys who sold us the eggs. Sigh.... We didn't really even want any more chickens. It's just that we couldn't make her quit her broodiness and I didn't want her to sit on nothing for months. Guess I just need to vent a bit before I go to bed. I know that the success rate for hatching eggs is a lot less than 100%, but zero for four is kind of a bummer. Guess that's better than just one peep. That'd probably be worse.