A mottled hen was sitting on a nest for about a week, but when she got up to eat, other hens would come and lay on top of the nest - as that seems to be "the" nest. So she moved onto a new, fresh nest. Before I could ditch the eggs, another blue hen started sitting on them today. I'm pretty certain the eggs went without a hen a whole night, so I had to ditch them. Plus, it's "the" nest, so I figured the same thing would happen again. So not thinking, I just went outside (basically dark now) and tossed her eggs. Feeling bad for her, I started her a new nest. I stupid like took 3 of the mottled hen's eggs and put under her. THEN I found two new eggs and added to it. So the other eggs will be about a day or two older than the new ones. Is that horrible?! Another reason, I'm mad at myself is what if the blue hen gets up! I wasted the mottled hen's 3 eggs. It's really not that important I hatch them, I guess.... but for some reason, it bums me out. lol So the thing is, I've never moved a broody hen before. I've heard you can at night. So what's the chances she stays on the nest? And is it okay that I mixed the old eggs with two new eggs? Thanks in advance.