Our broody hen has been sitting on a handful of eggs for a few weeks, but only one developed. We wanted to give her a few chicks to raise, so we left the developed egg, knowing it would hatch any time, and replaced the others with day old chicks from the feed store. We slipped them under her 2 nights ago and she’s been a good, happy mama. She alternated between being a mom to the chicks and sitting in the egg. This morning, her egg hatched and she didn’t seem to want anything to do with her own chick. We bought it inside to let it fluff up under the brooder. I tried taking it back out later and she attacked it. I know you should introduce them at night, but I thought she’d know this was hers…? The baby is okay and back under the brooder. But should I attempt to re-introduce it tonight like we did with the others or do we stand the chance of her attacking it again in the morning? Poor little thing. I feel like I may have accidentally robbed it of its own mama by adding the other chicks too soon.