I have two broody hens right now and they have been hatching chicks. Well neither hen wants anything to do with the chicks. It used to be that after 24 hours or after the chick was completely dry they would kick them out of the nest. This morning though I found one that it's back still looked damp not completely wet but still looked as if it wasn't dried all the way. It was laying out of the nest and was very weak from hatching. I took the baby in and put a small barrier between my 3 that I have and this one so that it could be nearest to my lamp and not get picked on so that it could finish drying and get stronger before I integrate it in with the other chicks. The others can also get somewhat near the lamp if they need but it is 82 outside so they should be okay till I can put them all together. I'm worried though that I'm doing this wrong. I am keeping a eye on this one chick to be sure it doesn't get to warm. I'm really trying my best to not let anymore get harmed by these hens as I had 20 eggs under them and only 4 are currently living out of the 8 that have hatched so far. I'm not sure how many more out of the 12 eggs they are sitting on still contain chicks either.