They only sat long enough to hatch one chick, one chick again, and two chicks. they all all between 2-4 weeks, and the mothers are already "abandoning them" and going off and laying eggs again. Leaving the chicks to fend for themselves. I'm not sure if this is normal, but I have had several hens (one of which is one of these mentioned above that hatched one egg) that have hatched 10 babies before, and didn't wean them until 7-9 weeks. Any one know why this is happening all of a sudden? and with all three of my hens that hatched ? Im confused. and all three of these hens got off their eggs early. after the first day that one or two hens hatched.. and left the other FERTILE eggs there. looked fully developed to me.