Hello. New to chickens! I just found out my neighbor has a hen who has been sitting on some eggs for a few weeks (he believes its been a few weeks), so I guess they should start hatching anytime. She is in a nesting box about 4 1/2 feet from the ground. The other hens have been laying eggs in her box and the hen has also been moving those under her too. My neighbor doesn't know what he should do. He knows the chicks will fall out if he doesn't do something. He also told me he really doesn't have room for many more chickens in his small coop, but I think he was sort of curious about the hatching process. I told him I would love to help raise the babies if he wanted and he said yes. I ordered some chicks from my pet chicken last week so I thought they would be about the same age so I could put them in the brooder together. Last night I had a dream about the mother chicken missing her babies and sort of going a little nuts in the flock. Does this happen? I woke up thinking I didn't want to take the chicks after all, and would help him set a crate or other enclosure in the pen (thanks poster in earlier thread today!) What would you do? I would love to raise a few more chickies. I'm sure he would be happy and can handle a few more. Should we move her now? I'm afraid of disturbing her. Thanks!