I have several hens that are in the broody mood. It will be one week tomorrow (Sunday) I have three hens setting. 1. How many eggs can they handle? 2. Is nine eggs too many? I notice the hens seem to rotate the eggs and move the eggs around. I also noticed they leave the nest to drink water and eat ( less than 5 minutes away from the nest). I took the advice (from our host)and marked the eggs. However, there are new eggs in the nest box. 3. Should I remove the next box and place it in another area? I can place them in a shed but it might upset the hens and the new environment might cause them additional stress.