So, I have 2 new hens. I found them on craigs list and oh boy I was not expecting to see what I saw. I raised a clutch of 6, and ended up with 4 roosters. So this time around I thought to just get 2 adult hens. Well, their condition consisted of poop covered feathers, broken feathers, very dry severely scaled feet, wounds, and toes that have been bitten off and the ones that were left are fractured and healed crooked. I took them to my veterinarian immediately and my vet was shocked at the amount of neglect and abuse. He told me that he believed they were kept in a wire cage and very crowded (which explains their feet and their broken feathers. I was in tears holding my new babies just heart broken at the pain they must have endured. They look so much better now, I gave them a bath and good food and boy are they happy. They stretch and groom them selfs beautifully! I got my hens on monday, then today one of the hens laid an egg! I was very proud of her, and she was proud too. She is sitting on her egg and turning it and is very comfortable laying on it. I do not want to take it away from her, is it okay to just let her lay on it? I have no idea if it is fertile or not since I have no idea the details of her previous life before monday. My other questions are, should I clean the nest? It is a box right now since I have them in a large dog crate in my garage while I keep them separate from my flock. I was told to keep them separate for 1.5-2 months to wait if any disease or virus shows. Also, I let them have a few hours out in a separate part of my yard but they do not have access to the garage during this time. Should I still put her outside or not in case the egg is fertile. My last question, I ran out of straw and was going to add it today but I do not want to stress her out by adding it. Can I? Thank you! Any other suggestions are very appreciated!