I have Hens that have been on about 40 eggs for what seems like forever. (20-25 days) This is our first time with chickens and our first round of eggs. We want to let nature take its course, but I do have a few questions. Im sure the answers are here somewhere, but our first chick was just discovered and Ive been searching here for hours. There are 3 hens sitting on this pile... I believe they are a Bantum, Rhode Island Red and...something (my husband knows) I'd just like to clarify.... So we let them sit on them for 24-48 hours, and then they will walk away from the rest and I should just get rid of them? Or check them (candling) for life and leave them? Also, will the other Hens and Roosters hurt the chick?? If I just let nature take its course, when can I get rid of the last of the eggs without losing sleep over whether or not they would have lived????