My first egg to pip hatched - and the mumma hen instantly attacked it! I plucked the poor little thing away from her, and it is still breathing and scrambling about with its eyes shut (when do they open their eyes?) about an hour later. But my problem is i can hear the rest of the eggs pipping, and i really dont want to leave them with her after seeing what she did. Is she likely to get the idea and be nice to the rest that hatch? She is a Leg horn and has been an excellent broodie - but she was quite savage with the way she pecked at this poor baby. I dont have an incubator (trying to make one but it wont be ready in time) and i have rigged up a temporary brooder that i dont know if the temperature will be stable enough to hatch the remaining eggs. Its summer here (aus) so temps are fairly warm anyway, and after the floods at the start of the week it will remain fairly humid, but these other eggs are due today so should i just bite the bullet and put them in the brooder (is currently at 37 degrees celcius so almost 100f) to see if they will hatch? Or leave them with the hen and see what happens? I think she will just attack the rest, but they might not fair any better if i move them and the temp drops in the brooder and i dont catch it in time. Thought please? And quickly!