I went out to feed my kids this morning. It is probably my fault, cuz I opened her cage door. I had a hen taken by something off the nest about a month ago, after hatching only 1 chick out of 15 eggs, so I keep my broodies locked up good. She wasn't supposed to hatch until at least thursday, but like my bator babies, hers started early too. I looked in her nest and one chick was almost completely out of the shell!! I saw at least 1 more that was pipped. Will her leaving during the hatch hurt the babies? She wasn't off for more than 15-20 minutes. I can't believe she left it!!