I have a broody hen sitting on 5 eggs in the coop with the other girls. I was originally thinking today I would put up a little fence to keep the other hens out of that nestbox. but doing so would mean she could not get out if she wanted to. So far I haven't heard any peeping and she got off the nest today to eat/drink/poop, so I think it's a good thing I didn't put up a barrier yet. I do want to protect any babies that hatch, though. So I'm trying to keep an eye on things so I can do it if/when something starts happening. Would something awful happen if I lift her up tomorrow and the next day to take a quick look for pips? They were shipped eggs and I'm not sure if any will hatch at all. I've candled them a couple of times, but it was hard to see anything. They're Easter eggers. I think 2 are clear, one might be developing, and 2 were too dark to tell. I don't want to confine Lucy in the nestbox if nothing's going to hatch. Help!