After a lot of trauma and drama my Japanese hen hatched a healthy chick and LET IT LIVE!!! Someone was killing every chick that hatched last week so we had to figure out which one, it ended up being two of the broody hens, then remove the unhatched eggs with another broody hen. That was last weekend and today I heard peeping. When I lifted her up there was a tine fluffy yellow chick! One live from a start of 27 eggs under 3 hens. She still has another dozen eggs under her, so maybe the fuzzy will have company. She is in my brooder and I am getting 15 new chicks on Saturday so I am throwing together another brooder tomorrow. Fingers crossed I will have at least 3 or 4 chicks from her by Saturday.