I have a Momma that hatched 3 of 14 eggs she was sitting on last Friday, then left the nest 36 hrs later. I took 8 of the remaining eggs, put them in bucket with straw, and have successfully hatched 1-2 more each day since - The evening after they hatch, I've taken them out to Momma (as people here suggested) and she has lovingly let them all under her wing. That is, until tonight. This was #8 tonight, and she was not so receptive - didn't get up and adjust herself to let him under like she has with the others. Finally, one of the biggest chicks came out to go to the waterer, and he snuck under. I have to go back out and check shortly to make sure everybody is okay and happy! Can someone please tell me how many chicks a Momma hen can handle? Am I exceeding her abilities? (I have 3 more eggs that may hatch still.) Thanks!!!