Hi everyone, I have a slight problem with my broody hen. She has been sitting on eggs for 4 weeks now and no chicks yet. This is my first broody. So I'm new to this. Iv read countless post but I'm still lost. My questions are: 1. Did my chicks possibly die in the egg or give up?.. I candled last week 2 see if I could see anything.. 4 eggs looked black inside if that makes any sense. Like possibly a chick in them and the other was very veiny( beginning states of formation of chick, I think. ) 2. I'm very worried about my hen! She is very skinny! I also think she is getting stressed that the eggs haven't hatched. Should i separate her? She is inn the coop right now I have a giant dog keenel in thier run that I put my rooster in while some of my girls healed from injury he inflected. Should I make it into a makeshift type coop for her? 3. How much longer should i give them 2 hatch? If she does not hatch should I get her some baby chicks? If so, iv read on giving broody chicks, best to give them at nite, monitor 2 make sure she accepts them, keep chick feed for them and a water dish with marbles to prevent drowning. If I do get her chicks I was planning on moving her to the dog crate I have since my coop has a ramp, almost positive the chicks could not go up and down it and would fall to thier deaths. Any advice would be great!!! I'm so worried!