I posted a message about my only hen I was trying to get her to sit on the eggs. Finally she has done it! Shes always in the box. Unfortunately I only have 1 pair left. I know that ratio is horrible for breeding but it use to be much more hens before we had our skunk invasion. I will be getting more hens this weekend hopefuly. Anyway I suspect we are atleast 1 week into incubation maybe even half way/ ( i am unsure when she started sitting.) Do I need to seperate the broody and her hatchlings once they've hatched? or can they just run around with the other chickens. Last time I had pullets the other hens bothered them a great deal until I realized the danger they were in and seperated them, but the hen should protect them?? I'd rather not take the chicks from the mom but I'm not positive of what should be done.