Hi, I'm completely new to raising chickens so bear with me. I had a wild hen that was laying eggs in my garage closet go broody on me, she was sitting on nothing for 6 days and I bought her some fertilized eggs. She is on day 24 today and yesterday some eggs were still hatching. She also pooped in her nest (very runny) and soiled a lot of her eggs. I watched one of those eggs hatch yesterday! I also noticed her nest is quite infested with mites or fleas, not sure what they are. They are crawling all over her and baby chicks. I REALLY need to clean the nest and put down some DE, but I'm worried some of the eggs are still going to hatch and I don't want to disturb them or her as there are lots of baby chicks hanging out under her but I'm worried she and her chicks are going to die soon if I don't deal with this mess! Here are my questions: 1. should I do the float test on the remaining eggs? A lot of them are covered in poop, will the float test remove the protective bloom and make the poop go into the embryo? 2. Should I have a dust bath ready for them for when she finally leaves the nest? It has been 3 days that she has not gotten up to poop so I'm a bit worried for her health! 3. Is Diatomaceous Earth safe for chicks? Do I have to put it on them directly? 4. My chicken is feral so I'm not sure I will be able to touch her, she is especially protective right now, for example when I tried to reach into the nest to remove some broken shells she pecked at me, I haven't been able to remove them. Should I attempt to dust it on her or maybe make her a dust bath with it in it? Should I just mix the DE with regular dirt or sand? 5. How long do you think I have before she and her babies start dying? It is day 2-3 of hatching and the infestation is pretty bad. Her bedding right now is burlap and grass (may be grass mites or fleas?) I live in Hawaii and it is hot and humid right now, lots of mosquitos hovering the nest too. 6. When I kick her and her babies out of the nest, do I need to provide her with a safe place to hang out while I clean her nest? I was thinking my cat carrier might do. But I would also like her to poop. Should I put the chicks in the cat carrier and leave her out and hopefully she does her business? I'm scared if I traumatize her too much she may leave the chicks and not raise them. OK those are my main questions for now. I have to go to work today but after work I'm going to rush to the store to get some DE and get this done, I didn't sleep well last night as I've been worried sick about this mite/poopy nest situation and this is my first time doing this so I'm honestly clueless. Any help/advice is GREATLY appreciated!