Hi, I'm a brand new chicken owner and approximately eight weeks ago I bought three Australorp pullets from a local feed store. They went into a coop/run combo that you can buy off eBay. The pullets were bought for eggs and have been exceedingly good layers. About four weeks ago the smallest pullet starting going broody so I asked the feed store if he had some viable eggs for her to sit on as I didn't have any set up to de-broody a broody chicken. So I got six eggs - two days ago two hatched. One chick survived, the other died the first night (found the body under the broody hen). Three of the eggs vanished without a trace (I suspect they weren't viable and broody ate them), and the last egg was abandoned and when carefully shook - sounded liquid inside, so it was binned. The sole chick (which I believe came from a Black Orpington rooster) seems to be in good health - running around, eating chick food that I have in a small dish and throw onto the floor of the coop. It also gobbled up small bugs that I brought in for broody from the compost heap. It has to navigate around the other two hens (which are big birds) when they come into the coop to lay/roost for the night. It got a peck from one, and broody has stood on it a couple of times - but it seems to bounce back, and when not foraging for food on the floor of the coop, will hide in her feathers, or sit on her shoulder. I've no idea of the sex of the little chick or if I should be doing anything else. Broody seems today to have developed a bit of a limp which I hope will correct itself in time (probably from brooding 3+ weeks in the coop). Below is the new chick. Named it Thor given that it hatched during a thunderstorm. Hope it's not a rooster because then it will need to be given away as the council won't let us keep roosters in town.