Have 7 ladies and 2 gentlemen, ok maybe not the nicest guys ! But 2 of my smaller chicks started brooding and let them sit on the eggs. They are all sharing the nests and laying there as well. So I did mark the eggs to leave and just pull out the fresh. Well had the first hatch 2 days ago but nothing else yet. Have 4 eggs from the fist set that are marked but were not dated. Now have 6 that are dated and one of the first 4 hatched. Thought I felt movement in one of the eggs today when pulling new ones out. So a few questions.... If the shell is to hard and there is a chick trying to get out do I help it? If so how and where to start. How does the cold weather affect them? When they come out to feed, sometimes they will just do a changing of the guard but occasionally when I let them out in the morning sometimes they all run out for scratch. Anything I need to do while they eat? How long can they be off to damage the eggs? And lastly, if I know its been over 21 days, what do you do with the eggs that did not hatch? Thanks in advance!