Do Hens sit on eggs? March 8, 2012 by Pamela Landy · Filed Under: Animals After a fashion. Hens squat on the eggs, supporting most of their weight with their feet. Their nests also provide a protective cushion for the eggs. Related PostsIn To Catch a Thief (1955), who extinguishes a cigarette on a plateful of eggs?Who said, “Pictures are the only business where you can sit out front and applaud yourself”?Where was the first “sit-in” at a segregated lunch counter?Where was the first major sit-down strike in the U.S.?