Can I remove a half hatched egg from my hen and put it in my brooder with the chick that hatched yesterday? Or should I let it fully come out of the shell? The problem is the broody hen killed the first 2 chicks and I was lucky enough to save the third chick and set it up in my brooder. See my post ( My broody hen killed her first two chicks. Why? Need help with wounded ) in this section of the forum. This half hatched egg is the last one to hatch and I really want this one to survive so the first living chick is not alone. I feel I should probably let it hatch completely then transfer it to my brooder. But I am worried the hen will kill this one just like she did the fist 2 chicks.