So I have two hens that are siting on 12 eggs apiece. I thought they had been sitting for about 2 weeks now. Well I go out today and two of the eggs that I got a look at are pipped!! I am sooo eggcited. This is such a pleasant surprise and it really made my day. I do have a question. Their nest that they are on is about 4ft off the ground. Will the chicks fall out or what do I need to do? This is my first time hatching with a hen. Thank You Can I just tack hardware cloth over the opening to keep it secure? I will remove it after a couple of days and get them out. Right now I do not want to move them to ground level in the middle of hatching and risk the hens not hatching them completely.