I have a bunch of game hens who go broody at the drop of a hat. I've been replacing all their eggs w/ wooden eggs, but apparently, somehow I missed an egg and this evening I found one single chick hatched in a nest of wooden eggs. The mother is not getting off the nest -- apparently waiting for the other (fake) eggs to hatch (?) -- and I am wondering if the baby is going to starve if she doesn't hurry up and take him/her out into the world to get food and water. I do not have any time/desire to raise a chick on my own, so I'd prefer the mother to do it, but is this normal that she's not getting off the nest? Should I right now remove the remaining fake eggs so she knows it's time to get a move on? Or will she figure it out in time? What is the cut off time before i should intervene? Don't chicks need to eat and drink immediately? This chick looks fine to me, but is not peeping very much, which I thought chicks do a lot of.