Long story short I have a broody sitting on a nest in a cage in my basement. It was a rescued nest from another hen who was killing the chicks as fast as they hatched. My question is when we put her on them yesterday afternoon there was a chick pipping and cheeping. I heard cheeping under her this morning, but since then nothing. No dead bodies thrown out, but she's clamped down tight. How long do I leave her sit before I dare lift her up to see what's under there? I haven't seen a broody poop so I don't know if she's gotten up. I head her some mashed up hard boiled egg this morning and she ate about a tablespoon full. She's a tiny Japanese hen.