I don't remember exactly when my buttons started setting, but I know it's been about 2 weeks. They were setting when everyone was here for my brother's funeral, since I remember teasing my niece telling her not to scare my bird of the nest. We buried my brother on the 4th, so that would have been the 3rd. They had been sitting just a few days then I believe, but that would make it at least 15 days, and more than that though not sure how much more. So when should I take the eggs away? The hen is still setting, and when she's off the nest the male is on it. So what do I do?? I don't think I can candle the eggs enough to see anything, other than if they are clear or not. But I'm afraid I'll scare them off the nest for good if I mess with it? Is there any hope for these eggs?