I am working with my first broody. I have had chicks and have incubated 2 batches. Here is my question. She had 2 eggs. I really didn't need anymore chicks but she wouldn't quit. So I was going to let her hatch a few. She wouldn't let me move her from her nest box, I tried and tried and tried. The other hens, bslinks, kept going in her box, she is an orpington. So this morning I noticed 1 egg was pipping. So I decided to get a brooder ready in the garage for her and the chick. I wasn't gone 10 minutes and I got back and the chick was hatched and dead. I don't know whether the other hens killed it or what. It was also covered in the wood shavings in the nest box. So I have her in the garage now with her other egg. Will the new chicks suffocate in those wood shavings or do they fluff up? Should I take the wood shavings out? I also have 6 chicks coming either today or tomorrow. Should I see if she would accept them? I am going to be gone most of the next 6 days just checking in every other day or so. If she is going to accept the chicks will I know right away or not? I just want to get her over being broody.