A little backstory: My peahen Momma Jane hatched some peachicks last week. One was dead in the middle of the pen the first day she got off the nest. One was dead half out of the shell and the other kept standing against the fence and the dogs wouldn't stop goin after it through the fence and one of the other peahens kept pecking at it. I brought it and the cold half developed eggs she had left in the nest inside. Thankfully the eggs are still alive (very wiggly when candled and 3 have since hatched) in the incubator and the peachick is okay. The other 3 peahhens (the Plain Janes are their names) kept laying eggs the whole time she was sitting and she stole their eggs, thats why so many were left when she got up. They kept laying eggs in the empty nest after I cleaned it. Poor Momma Jane couldn't help herself and as of this morning is now sitting again. She was only off the nest a week. My question is can she sit too long? Even though I put food and water next to her every day while she was sitting I know she wasn' t eating as much as usual. I'm worried sitting twice won' t be good for her. Should I scare her off the nest and take the eggs so she won't get unhealthy from sitting too long? She is my favorite pea that I've had the longest and would hate to risk her health. Will she hate me if I end up chasing her off?