Hi all, I have my first broody in her nestbox. I am a little concerned about a winter hatching. I only let her keep 4 eggs under her as this was the first time and I don't know how things are going to go. Anyone else have experience with winter hatchings in the coop? Are the babies going to be OK? My nest box is up off the ground about a foot so I will be moving her to a cat crate in the coop. Should I do it now, or wait until the eggs hatch? Also, I candled one of the eggs tonight. I was expecting it to be about 8 days along, but it was almost completely opaque. I guess they are farther along than I thought? I am going to try another one tomorrow night. Is there a point at which I shouldn't touch/pick up the eggs anymore? Here are some picture of her (she is the BO) being harassed by some of the other ladies. She of course picked the favorite box to brood in.