Debbie, our broody hen, is sitting on about 18 eggs... one of our other hens kept laying eggs under her, so all the eggs are developing at different stages. We have a homemade incubator on standby. When she abandons the eggs to be with the chicks, we plan to move the eggs to the incubator. The first chick hatched today -- I could barely see it peaking out from under Debbie. She's continuing to sit on the eggs (and the newborn chick). We have a small coop on standby too, to move Debbie and her chicks into. Buuuuuuut now we've confused ourselves. Will Debbie just abandon the eggs one day once she's hatched as many chick as she wants to? I'm not sure how to care for this newborn chick until Debbie is ready to be moved to the small coop? I put a handful of starter feed next to Debbie and a chick waterer, but they're all in a nesting box in a coop with our other hens and rooster. Did we do this all wrong? Last spring our broody hen sat and hatched just her four eggs -- we had no problems. Everything got nuts when we realized the other hen was laying her eggs under Debbie too.