My hen hatched four poults I had to take away and put in a brooder because of the height of her nest and the cold weather too! I Not much has been going on in the last 32 hours since the first hatch.. my hen seems to be pretty much done setting. She hasn't been on the nest all day today and she had pooped up there, right next to her nest She hasn't done that since she built it in Jan!! I'm pretty sure she'll go back on tonight, but I have an egg pipped this morning!! I've been keeping it warm with a heating lamp and it's little eyeball is looking at me, but I'm concerned. Will the light hurt his little eye or dehydrate him? It's about 85 up there, but that's only because I have the lamp pointed down towards the eggs. He's responded to me all day by looking, moving or chirping when I act like a crazy woman and make mama hen noises. How long will a poult take to hatch after it's pipped? I know better than to touch it and I'm hoping she'll just go back on tonight and do it herself... since she got off the nest, I was finally able to secure it better so poults don't climb on top of her and tumble over the wall anymore. But I'm worried about him for now. If he pipped this morning (about 10 or 11 am), would he be in there too long if Mama's not back on him till 7pm? Thanks if anyone can tell me what to do!