One of my white leghorn hen hatched 6 eggs and she has 6 more eggs that did not hatch. when she started to sit on the eggs some of the other hens layed eggs while she was sitting. Should I let her try to hatch the other eggs? Will she stop trying to hatch the other eggson her own? The chicks are two days old as of April 30th. The chicks are very active. I noticed one of the eggs is cracked and you can see a thin film or membrane of the egg. Also, she has lost a lot of weight but she continues to sit on the eggs. She appears to be a good mother. Her feathers are ruffled when we approach the nesting box. http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll201/TKE496_Cat/Henwithchicks.jpg I just figured out how to post a pic. It took my 10 year old son to show me how.