Oh I am so heart-broken! I knew I should have moved my broodie sooner but I've been so busy. One of my EE hens keeps laying her eggs there & I take them out each day. Today when I picked up my broddie she held onto the new egg & dropped it on one of her baby eggs & IT BROKE!
I could see the baby inside was breathing but too young to survive. I went ahead & cleaned her face from a clear membrane----really not sure what to do.
She didn't live an hour. I don't know if I did the wrong thing or if she wouldn't have made it either way.
She would have been beautiful. She was in my lightest colored egg. But she is gone now.
I am down to six.
I moved the hen into a large rabbit cage and put her on the other side of the shed I use as a chicken coop. She can see the other hens but she is safely away from anyone laying eggs or bothering her. This was my fault---not what I wanted for my Mothers Day I am so mad at myself & sad for that little baby too.