I have a chicken coop, but about a month ago I recently let my chickens free range, they always go back to the coop to lay there eggs and at night to sleep, but I noticed I wasn't getting as many eggs as I normally would. So I figured they were laying somewhere else. So this morning I noticed my cat being nosey outside the corral not to far from the coop and I noticed a chicken my first thought was the cat killed one of my chickens, but they never mess with them so I went over and noticed the chicken was alive so I kinda got her out only to find a huge nest of eggs.
I am not sure how long they've been there or if there even alive. So my question is can I pull them and candle them and put them back?