One of my hens has finally started sitting on eggs. We used to have tons of chickens when I was little but dad sold them off and now I am starting to get my own little collection of chickens (I have 5 hens now, Wyandottes and Opringtons). Dad is a little rusty on the whole chick deal so I came for extra help. About the 21 of July (15 days from today) I noticed that my hen had been sitting on several eggs. We have a big nesting box in a chicken house but of course they don't use it and lay all of their eggs behind the box. I'm not sure if they all have been layed by this particular hen but she sits on on them. She is up to about 10 eggs I think now. I candled them with my flashlight this morning because we don't have a proper candeling box but I am pretty sure there are deveolping chicks inside of them. Unfortunately, the one I was most positive about had a crack in it, and when I set it down on the floor it cracked open and an embryo was in it. :/ I am hoping that this means the other eggs are making progress, because if not I have lost my one and only chick. After I candeled the eggs I picked them all up and put them in a nest of straw in a rubber feed pan and put it in a rabbit hutch. I put the hen in the hutch and she is now sitting on them. The only problem I am having is she had not sat on them for probably 24 hours. I am worried that the chicks will not hatch because of this. My rooster was out and got eaten by something so I really need these eggs to hatch. Can anyone tell me if they will survive or will have a chance? Thanks!