Good morning folks I've not had too terrible of an issue with my hens, but my turkeys are a whole other story. Since they hiss we call them snakes. They will steel all the chicken eggs and guard them. If you reach for them with your hand, you'll get a terrible bite. They are ruthless.... But they do get up and get food and water once a day. But it's entirely on their schedule. When collecting eggs it takes two people. One to shoo them off the nest and keep them occupied and one to grab the eggs.