the second the first egg started pipping she got off the nest and hasn't returned since. WTH!? she has been broody for literally 2 MONTHS. I kept trying to break her of it and finally gave in and let her hatch, she finally started to hatch and then decides she's done with them?? Is this normal? I have one other broody who just hatched 3 chicks a week ago and is such a great mama. But this hen just decided its not for her all of a sudden at the finish line? I placed the hatching chick in the incubator and its doing just fine, completely free from shell and starting to dry. Placing the other hatching eggs in there as well... I'll try introducing to the current mama hen and see if she'll adopt tomorrow...any advice?? How could she be so determined for months and then quit like this. Do they know when its not their chick? The first to hatch was another hens egg..