It's been a long while since I allowed my girls to go broody on me - I'm always so selfish and I steal their eggs! So, I have two seramas that were really wanting to brood, so I let them this time. I estimated this weekend for their eggs to start hatching - go out to gather eggs from other, non-broody hens.......what do I find? So......these chicks that are in the nest will be ready to venture out soon, I assume. The nests are a good 2 1/2 feet up off the ground. Should I steal the chicks and put them in my brooder, or ? I guess I have to, since she's still setting the other eggs - right? Now I feel horrible taking her babies. But I of course dont want anything bad to happen to the babies.