For the first time, I allowed a broody hen hatch a few eggs for me. I tried setting an area up for her on the ground, but she insisted on nesting in a box that is off tthe ground. The first chick hatched this afternoon, one has pipped, and we're still waiting on the last one to do anything. I'm guessing and hoping that she will keep everybody in the nest for either 3 days or until all have hatched. My fear is that when it is time to leave the nest the first time, it will hurt or kill the chicks. The nest is about 3 feet off the ground. Does anybody have suggestions on how I can make this transition easy? Is there anything else I may need to do once they're on the ground that I may not think of?