I have eggs under two broody hens (as well as some in an incubator) due to hatch this weekend. I was wondering when should I pull the chicks to sell them? I know hatcheries ship chicks as day olds so, should I take the chicks from the hens as soon as they are dry?. Also, I want to let the hens keep some of the babies that they worked so hard for. What is a good number of chicks to keep the mamas happy? I was thinking 3 each. As I write this I realize I should not count my chicks before they hatch! I may not get any. Just want to be prepared!