So I have 3 hens sitting on eggs and I think they've been on them maybe a week to a week and a half. Our hens are free range and haven't been laying in the boxes so I had not been in the coop for awhile. I checked late last night to see if they were still on them or roosting and they were on the eggs. My questions are: Should I move them or can I just let them be (however, the 3 of them are in the top nesting boxes- a good 3 or4ft off the ground), if I do move them I read to do it in the night? do I just reach under the hen move the eggs and then move the hen? and while I'm moving them should I candle them? should I take the chicks away when they hatch and do with them as one would do when they get chicks in the mail (heat lamp, etc)? I need help- never done this before! If they hatch it should be an interesting mix as we have australorps, buffs, araucanas, white rocks, 2 top hats, 1 maran and our roo is a maran too! Can't wait to see what we end up with. Any help would be great. Thanks.