I posted about some sand related bedding earlier. This time I need some help with a broody Cochin Bantam. Her personality is skittish for a Cochin, but she is a good mother (has reared three chicks before) This time she is rearing three more. (One hatched today) Now when I candled the eggs in the early days one had veins popping and the other two weren't developing yet. (They are all definitely fertile though) I'm guessing there is about a day or half a days difference. Now if the Cochin doesn't try to take the one chick out they should hatch tomorrow late morning or afternoon, perhaps even late tonight. Since the one chick hatched however (sometime in the middle of day today) I doubt the hen has gotten up to eat, drink, and etc. (she has been pecking the hay, either she is hungry or she is just adjusting things) So what are your guys advice? Should I take her off the eggs to let her do her stuff? I think some problems are: she will abandoned the unhatched (maybe) eggs, or she will be off too long and the eggs will get too cold. Another small problem is what should I do with the already born chick? If the eggs don't hatch sometime early tomorrow should I move him/her to a brooder? The problem with that is the hen may decide to get off now that the chick is gone. Sorry for the flustering. The previous hatch was one hatching and the others eventually hatching later in the night. Advice? Thanks in advance.