Hey all... I have a SDOEGB that has just hatched out 4 chicks I planted under her. My question is can I grab the chicks and throw them in a brooder and plant more eggs? Or is that cruel and unusual punishment? I have 7 RIR eggs I would like to hatch, but not if doing so would be to the hens' detriment. The fourth egg from this hatch has pipped, but not zipped yet... it is yelling like a banshee in the egg.... But I was thinking to take them all out if that one hatches OK and plant the eggs right away..... can one fool a hen?