Ok...since I'm getting 5+ eggs a day from my 24 girls I had some questions about collecting the eggs. My girls usually make a serious racket after laying an egg...then they sit on the nest presumably to rest after such a feat! Should I remove the egg or allow them to sit on it? I'm noticing they do leave the nest after an hour or so. Should I take the egg straight away or should I allow them to marvel in their new found skill? I'd assume taking it away ASAP to train them into thinking the eggs are FOR me (Alpha MOMMY) and not for babies! I also, started removing them from the nest and taking the egg as soon as I've discovered them on an egg. I figured they'd get used to me sticking my hand under them if I did it from the beginning.