Ok here's the deal... My OEG hen has been brooding for 24 days. She started with 15 eggs (she had a hidden nest). She has been outside, and the place where she decided to nest is not a very good one. The eggs keep getting chilled. I know now that I should have moved her, but I can't do anything about that now. About 7 days into her brood, I noticed that some of the eggs were being pushed out. I ended up bringing those inside to the bator, 5 in all. 3 developed: 1 live hatch, 1 dead in shell, and 1 quitter at at least day 15 if not later. I checked the eggs the hen was still on yesterday. Of the 10 that were left, 4 were rotten, and 6 were developing. I went out last night to trade her for some different eggs, to keep her on the nest, so I could add the 1 chick that hatched inside with no problems. Just wait and give her all the chicks at once. One of the eggs she had uder her was pipped. That chick zipped almost all the way around the shell and died. I candled the other eggs again, and there is one that has pipped the membrane, but not the shell. The others look good still, but some don't look like they are ready yet, at day 24? But the veins are still really red, they just look like they still have a few days. Ok, after all that, my question How can I give her the chick(s) back? Or should I even bother? The one that I have is already over 2 days old, and my dad said if I wait too long it wouldn't stay with her. But I don't want to wait and give her chicks later, because i'm afraid she would kill them. I would rather give them all to he at once. Should I just leave her with the eggs I put under her, and hope she sits on them long enough, or just give her the chick that is already hatched? I just don't know what to do!!