Hi, I am a first timer here. I have 3 hens and a rooster. A month ago, the hen started to collect eggs and she went broody sitting on 17 eggs. Unfortunately, 21 days has gone by with no sign of hatching. She then abandoned a total of 9 eggs, some of which did explode. On day 32, I decided to break her broodiness. So I tried to left her off the eggs and surprise, there was a chick hatching. Also, I noticed that there are 19 eggs underneath her. That is a total of 28 eggs!! Looks like the other hens were laying eggs near her and she would collect them and lay over! So that chic that hatched died unfortunately, looks like it was cold and mama hen did not care for it. The next morning, two more chicks hatched, I collected them and placed them in a cardbox lined with towels and hanged a 100 watt lamp over. I provided them water and some Cuscus for food. They were so weak though. One was struggling to stand up and the other was so weak to try. At night, I switched off the lamp and turned on the heat. Unfortunately, the next morning, I found one already dead and the other one dying. The next morning I found another dead chick in front of my hen’s nest. Looks like my hen is not a good mother. I guess she is abandoning her chicks because she is more concerned with hatching the eggs underneath her I am beyond sad. So far I buried 4 chicks and I am afraid I will lose more. What am I doing wrong? Should I have left the heat lamp on even at night? Should I feed the newly hatched chick? I tried to drip some water on their peeks so that they would drink. They would drink the first drop then stop. How to make them eat? Any advice is very highly appreciated.