Thank you for the warm welcome. Well, you will be pleased to know that Agnes is sitting on 12 eggs. I've worked out that they should hatch next Wednesday (21 days) or I guess before as she is a Bantam. My dilemma is this ... she has made her nest in a disused wire hanging basket at the side of the house. What I want to do is move her into a chicken house with a run attached .. do I try to move her before the chicks hatch or after? I think before would be a better idea but my husband disagrees.