Turns out, one of our hens has been laying all her eggs in a secret spot outside the coup and now she's brooding (is that right? she's sitting on them). Its a lovely old grain bin full of old hay and straw. But we're concerned that she may not have had access to them during the night. She's in the coop for evening chores. If she flew the coop after dark, she could get to them through another door, but would she be brave enough to do that? We've never hatched chicks before. Anyway, my questions are these: If she hasn't been sitting on them at night, is there any chance they'll still be able to hatch? And if so, how many days does she have to sit on them? Plus, its late November in Michigan.... things are going to be getting pretty cold around here for the next few months. Would she be able to keep the chicks alive in the grain bin on her own? I always get great answers to my questions from this group. I'm very thankful. Happy Thanksgiving!