Everything was fine at 9:30 when I left for town. When I came back my brood hen had taken a break and returned to the wrong nesting box. She was right next to her clutch, on a nest of today's fresh laid eggs. I had been gone 4 hours, I have no idea when she left her nest but, the eggs were cool. I showed her the right nesting box and thought I'd ask y'all if it's too late for them to be saved. I would assume all is lost but, I believe I have read posts on here giving some hope. I completely understand how she made the mistake, as for right now there is no other place for her to sit. I had tried to encourage her to use a separate nesting area but, she is unwilling to relocate. I'm going to try and find her a safe place to hatch but space is at a premium. Every chicken house, pigeon house, dog house, horse shed,rabbit cage, etc,... is in use by some critter. I even have 6 Seramas in the kitchen for now. Thanks for any advice. My old broody hen would take off and hatch 15-17 chicks out every couple of months on her own. I'm not used to these high maintenance moms-to-be!!!