I know some breeds will not hatch eggs if you paid them, and some LOVE it and are extremely broody. Question is, how do you know when they are ready? I don't want to let the eggs pile up in the nests and they won't get incubated because the hens are not ready. Today I went to collect and one of them was still sitting in the nest and I tried to reach under her to get the eggs and she made a hissing noise and pecked me hard! She NEVER does that. I finally got her off and she had 3 eggs under her. Another one looked dazed and confused in the corner nest then looked like she fell asleep. There were 2 eggs under her. All my hens are bantams, OEG, Ameraucana, EE, and silkie.