Is it OK to let my broody hatch her eggs....take the chicks when they are hatched and give her a new set of eggs or is that too much sitting and waiting for her? She does a good job with eatting and drinking and I see her take breaks everyday just don't know if that will screw with her head too much or if it is bad for her physically. The eggs they were sitting on were for some reason not devloping at the same rate. The first chicks are about 4 days old and the rest of the eggs are hatching nowish. She has one chick under her and 2 pipped. I had already taken the couple chicks that she had to begin with and gave them to the other momma because she started picking them up by the neck fluff and shaking them violently. So basically right now I have 1 hen with all the babies but 1 and one hen hatching the late bloomers. I would like to start her hatching a new batch when these other 2 come out but not if its going to be bad for her.