I am on day 17 of my broody White Leghorn sitting on eight eggs. She wsa off the nest dust bathing today and I took the opportunity to look at the eggs. There were very very small, barely visible bugs crawling on them. I am not sure what they are, or if I should try and do anything about them this late in the hatching game. I don't want them to get on the chicks when they hatch. My broody's comb looks like a shriveled up fall leaf, but i just assumed it was from her being broody for so long (she was broody for a week before I gave her the eggs, too). Should I pick up the eggs and put some DE and fresh pine shavings down? She doesn't get too upset when I reach in there, and when whe candled them Saturday night she only made minimal teradactyl noises at us.