Hi all, We're new to this whole chicken raising deal, but having a blast living and learning. We have 11 hens (9 red sex-links and 2 not-sures) and 1 rooster. One week ago today we noticed that one of our hens (a red sex-link) was brooding. Up until that point we had been collecting the eggs. So, when we saw her brooding, we decided we'd let her do her thing and stop taking the eggs. (We thus haven't collected any eggs this past week.) There were 5 in the hatch on which she was sitting last week. Well, a week has gone by and that hatch has grown to include 10 eggs as of this morning. We've also noticed a second hatch of 5 eggs in another spot and one of our white hens (unsure of the breed) hanging around them. (The eggs themselves are lighter in color which suggests that they're hers [?].) We haven't actually sign this white hen brooding though, only hanging around near the eggs. Daily temperatures here reach 100F and cool down to high 70s. We've heard that high temperatures can do funny things to chickens. For instance, should we expect to see the hens brooding less given the high temperatures here? After all, she broods to keep the egg at around 100F, right? So, we're uncertain how to proceed from here. The hatch of 10 eggs, the one on which we have seen the red sex-link brooding, seems to be "growing." Today makes a week since we first saw her brooding. Should we continue to leave these eggs for her and see if two weeks from now we have chicks? If so, should we move these eggs to a different spot so we can collect fresh eggs starting again today? We don't actually see her brooding that much--but then again, we're not out there watching every second of the day. Since we don't see her brooding that much, should we get rid of these 10 eggs and start over (assuming eggs should be collected every 1-3 days)? Or, is it the case that she's letting the high 100F temperatures do the "warming"? Sidebar: the hens seem to enjoy laying out in the heat! Funniest thing; roll around in the dust/sand and then lay on their sides. For the hatch of 5 whiter eggs, again, should we just leave them and see what happens? I'm attaching two (not particularly amazing) pictures, showing the rooster and the other two (non sex-link) hens, one white, the other black, as well the well-shaded chicken run. We appreciate any guidance you can offer. Thanks!