Hi everyone, I bought a dozen eggs from a breeder (6 malay and 6 marans). One egg hatched a week early (and was the wrong breed - buff cochin I am guessing because of colour and feathered legs). It's now a day before the others are expected to hatch. I ended up locking the broody and the chick in a smaller box so she wouldnt have a choice but to sit on the eggs (I have been taking them out to feed and water). I dont know if this has worked as I have had at least two deaths in my 'malay' and the last has been pierced a day before hatching (I am not sure if it has died or not). Anyway, this has been mostly disasterrific and I am not hopeful the chicken will be a great ma even if the others do hatch as she has suddenly become completely aggressive and neurotic but my question is: Has anyone been in this situation before and if so, what did you do/were you successful?