We went away on holidays and the neighbour was to remove eggs. She didn't so when we returned I decided just to let the broody hen continue (and a broody turkey). So, I have two nests going. I remove the new eggs daily. I have no idea what the hatch dates are so I just keep an eye on them both. The first day I returned from holidays I removed the eggs, brought them inside and then changed my mind and put them back in the nest. The hen and turkey returned right away and sat on them, BUT could I have damaged the eggs when I removed them. I wasn't necessarily rough but I wasn't thinking "chicks" either. The coop I have has the entrance/exit on a second level...the birds hop up and then walk down the ramp to leave the coop. Obviously this isn't going to work for chicks. Would it be easy enough to let them out for a few hours at a time by opening the main door and escorting them out or do they need to have access to their own lower door (that I would have to make)? If I instal a long ramp (so the incline is low) to the second level will they be able to manage this eventually? I don't even know if I will get chicks yet. Finally, What is the "cut-off" day for knowing if they are not hatching...I know 21 days is technically hatch day but should I give it an extra 2 weeks since I don't know the real dates? If they don't hatch do I just remove the eggs and will the hen/turkey go back to normal or will they remain broody for a long time? Thanks for any help.