Hi! My kids have a mixed flock of backyard chickens, and one of them, an exceptionally small black Cochin bantam, has been broody since early June. We kept trying to break her of it (we have no rooster) and have been completely unsuccessful. In July, we brought home a few fertile eggs for her to try, and they were all duds. She kept on setting even when we took them from her. After months of this, she seemed to be wasting away, so we tried again. It's been breaking our hearts to see how badly she wants to be a mom, so we tried again. A local farmer gave us three fertile bantam Cochin eggs and we we put them under her 19 days ago. After we candled them, we saw that one was clear ( we tossed it) and two seemed to be developing. Tonight, we heard one of them peeping and tapping from inside the egg. So exciting! However, what do we do if the other doesn't hatch? Is it ok for a chick to be an "only"? We're grateful for any advice!