It's mid-Oct. & hen started sitting on eggs today. HELP!
I think it's a recipe for trouble, but I've never had this situation. Could things possibly turn out okay?
"Quantess" is the youngest hen, a golden seabright. She only started laying eggs in September, and she already wants to be a teenage mom. She's just a "spring chicken", who has no idea how cold winter gets.
Shes' also in a bad location: on the ground between containerized plants, only a window-box overhead to keep her dry. We got stopped gathering her eggs out of laziness/indifference. She is sitting on 14 eggs.
I THINK IT'S A BAD IDEA! I want to take her eggs away, but some people who live here are enchanted with the idea of baby chicks in mid-winter. They think moving the hen & nest to a better location will solve the problem. I think taking her eggs away would solve the problem. What do you think?