So, Long, confusing story short, I accidentally locked my girls in their coop, and over the course of the next couple of days I noticed that every time I went out there, two hens were always clamped down on a nest. So, it took a day or two to realize that I had two broodies and by this time I wasn't sure what to do so I built a brooder coop for Hen #1, moved her on top of some golf balls (lol) then collected eggs from the hen I want to breed over the course of a few days and put them under her. Meanwhile, before I moved hen #1 on top of the golf balls, I put the egg she was sitting on and put it under hen #2 and because #2 was only sitting on 2 eggs I took a few eggs I had collected in the past couple of days (that were in the fridge ) and put under her hoping the incubation start would be close enough together. So here is the problem. I just got the second brooder coop built but I think hen #2 is days away from hatching and she is in the main coop and the nest box is not on the ground. Should I move her to the new brooder coop before they hatch or will it be a problem being so close to hatch date? I will be at school and won't be able to stay with her if they hatch during the day. Wish I had an incubator in case she leaves the eggs I put in later, but I don't think there is much I can do now... I candled the eggs last night and they were looking good. I know the second peak of eggs dying is just before the hatch and is almost always due to malnutrition of the flock prior to brooding so I hope accidentally locking them in before they went broody doesn't affect the hatch. What a mess. This was unexpected and my first time so this is all kind of a crap shoot anyways. I'll be happy just to get a couple of chicks out of these first two hatches but I'll be getting a hovator soon so hopefully this won't happen again.... Any suggestions would be great. Thanks!