Hello People! This afternoon I found 3 of 8 eggs one of my broody hens has been sitting on for quite a while, crack. I've never hatched eggs before and I don't have an incubator. I took all the eggs, putting them in a rubber made tub and put a heating lamp over them. Did I do the right thing? When went out to my coop I noticed the mother hen was off the eggs and mice were all over the nesting boxes. My question is did I do the right thing by taking the eggs? Also how long usually does it take for a chick to hatch? A couple of them have been hatching since around 4:00 this evening.