I have a hen that has been broody for 8 weeks now! I gave her 7 eggs to sit on (now down to 5). 1. Another broody stole her nest. 2. I split the eggs between them. 3. Found eggs cold one day. I checked the eggs last night and could hear tapping in 3 with 1 of them pipping. The original broody's eggs were silent. Could I give her 1 week olds if her eggs don't hatch? Would meat birds be OK? Do you think she will steal the other chicks? I am so anxious, I can't wait to go out and check on them. (as soon as I am done on the computer) I'll keep you updated.