I am a first time chicken owner and am having my first broody hen experience: I have a hen that decided to go broody in the nest box and finally let her. What I didn't know is that the other hens were going in on top of her and laying additional eggs. So when I finally took her out of the next box and put her in a different area by herself she had about 15 eggs under her. I let her sit on all of them because she had been sitting for about 10 days and I didn't know which were the original and which were laid later. (I will never have that happen again). Anyway, we had one chick hatch on Monday and 3 more hatch on Tuesday. I had one more hatch yesterday and she still has about 9 eggs. Now I have food and water and fresh herbs in the crate with mom and babies, but I am worried that the other eggs could be hatching in 1 day or 2 weeks. She hasn't gotten off the nest and I don't know what to do. Should I let her keep laying on the eggs or should I remove them. I have not candled the eggs so not sure how far they are and honestly the thought of getting rid of them doesn't seem right, but I will do it if it is the right thing to do for the the mom and the new babies. The babies all look healthy and they are running around and going underneath her for warmth. She hasn't shown them what food and water is though and that is why I'm worried. Looking for advice and tips from the experienced folks out there. Thank you!! ps. I have since covered her area up with towels so the other chickens can't bother her or the babies. I have also put cardboard around the bottom so the babies can't get out. I also have the water and food in chick feeders on the floor with some chick grit in another container.