Well I noticed changes the past week. They have still been laying, but sitting longer and puffing up and growling at me when I come in. They have also plucked their feathers on their bellies/chests. Then Frazzle stayed in the nest overnight and all the next day and that afternoon Frizzle joined her. They are sitting side by side. I gathered all the eggs yesterday, but I'm going to leave them the eggs today and tomorrow and see what happens. So this is our first time. They are a little over a year old. We have a communal next box shared by 4 other girls. It's about 2+ feet long by 18inches deep. So there is plenty of room for now. I am going to mark the eggs that I let them keep with a marker for now to keep them separated. They gather up the other girls eggs as soon as they leave and sit on them. I put an e-mail out to everyone I know asking for an animal cage of some kind to put them in. I think I will bring them into the garage so I can keep a close eye on them and make sure they are eating. So I need some direction. I plan on letting nature take it's course and letting the Mama's do their thing. I am only going to intervene to make sure they eat and drink. We are a homeschooling family, so this will be a cool project to watch. Can I take any of my recently gathered eggs(the last couple days) and let them have those? Would they develop(we have a very active rooster and have seen fertilized eggs) or are they a lost cause since they are in the fridge? I would have liked to hatch some of their own eggs(they are bantams). Any advice you have would be great!