All four of them are laying in the one same nest. Last weekend, when there were 6 eggs in it (I stopped gather them for food use for two days and look what happens!) one of them decided she was going to sit on them. All week, the egg count has been going up. I didn't want to disturb her and go in a look closely, but from the outside and above when she was off the nest for food, it looks like there are now 12 to 14 eggs in there. So, questions: Is a a successful staggered date hatch possible? If she were to hatch them, would they be safe around the other hens and the two toms? I'm trying to decide whether I should let her continue to sit on them, or gather them and pop them in the Brinsea.