Hello I am new today although I have used this site 100's of times for info, but now I am panicikng. I am hatching my first bantam chicks natures way with 2 very broody hens and havent kept records of dates(). The first one had 6 eggs under her and the first 3 hatched over 3 days and then she pushed the remaining 3 out of the nest to the other side of the pen and carried on to raise her babies. I took these three eggs and put them under hen 2 who was still sat on lots of eggs. I marked them with a 0 so that i could see their development. Hen 2 was sat on 10 eggs now so I candled them all and the three abandoned eggs were far into their developement and 4 were still at the real squirmy, bulgy eye stage. the other 3 weren't fertalized. I marked the 4 squirmies with an x. Two days ago the first 'x' chick hatched and then another 2 and now I see today the last one has pipped. Mum has come of the nest and is seeing to her babies. I naturally then assumed the 3 '0' eggs, that were abondoned 10 days ago now by hen 1 were duds.I candled them again and could see no sign of life at all. Out of an inane curiosity I decided to open one. To my absolute horror the chick was alive and still very bloody and no where near developed! How can this be? This chick has been sat on now for about a month by two hens!! I dont know what to do with the other two as I daren't put them back with her, I have no broodies and at the moment they are on a heat mat. help!!!!!!!!!