And not because they're filthy, lol! (My girls have gotten pretty good at using the nests and the eggs are mostly very clean these days). No, it's because one particular girl wants to sit on the eggs, and she gets really really nasty when I try to take them. I won't let her brood because she had an opportunity earlier this year, and she blew it by punching a hole in a live egg and kicking the rest out right before they hatched (I finished the survivors in the incubator). I think she's like a woman who loves the idea of being pregnant but hates the sound of screaming infant--she just wants to sit on them, not HATCH them for goodness sake. So. Anyway. Now I have to wear gloves to collect my eggs, because I can't get under her to get the eggs without getting bitten. Such an aggravation. How long before she gives up trying if I keep taking the eggs every day?