Good news, I saw at least one chick alive and healthy under the broody at around 10:00 AM today. My concern is that my regular broody keeps herself lifted about an inch or so above the nest during hatch time. However this one (first timer and less than a year old) has spread herself down even more. I wonder if she is going to crush the chicks that are hatching. What do you guys think? Shall I take the chicks and remaining eggs from her (they are very precious) or just let nature take its course and accept whatever the results are.
My first broody, and it was her first time too, sat heavy on the nest but kicked the first chick out... I don't know why and the weather was just too cold out.