I think that's why many people separate their mamas. Sounds like all is going well now. Keep us updated!Sorry. Let me clarify. The other 2 hens who kept wanting to help out were crushing the eggs while they shuffled around my broody. Of the 10 she started with we lost 4 before I pulled them. They were already a week on when I did. Once the babies started to pip I put the eggs back under her to finish hatching. Only 4 made it to that point. I placed the eggs in front of her & she rolled them underneath her. However, as soon as the babies hatched & started moving underneath her she didn’t like it. At 1st she simply kept tucking them back under her when they tried to look out from her feathers. After a few hours though she started pecking at them. I removed them from her at that point. Thing is I had those other 2 hens who were very interested in all the peeping coming from her feathers. She may have felt threatened by them. Not sure. Last night I placed them again under her & this time no reaction. Checked again this morning at dawn & she was doing just fine with them. Going to keep checking on them all day to be sure.