Momma banty hen is on day 17 of sitting. There are about 6 eggs that have been in her nest since day one, but there are also a few late commers that the other hens gave to her before I was able to section her area off (about a week after she started sitting). She is in a very difficult to navigate spot under the floor of the coop so I couldn't get under there to mark the eggs. I want to collect (very carefully with a garden rake, since there is no other way to get under there!) the extras after the 1st hatch and put them in the incubator... Question~When should I collect the extras? How long will she keep the extras warm after the 1st few hatch? Will she get up and leave the nest right after the 1st ones are done hacthing? I'm assuming this plan will be a long shot, but I don't want the late comers just die... if I could at least try to save them.