My Austrolorpe went broody, so I ggave her 9 eggs, which she hatched. Then she started molting like crazy and I'm sure she lost a bit of weight. I like to lett my hens raise their babies, but I have to take them away at about 2 weeks so I can bbecome Mama and socialize them to me and people and that is hard when real Mama is around. I always feel bad at first, cuz they peep so loudly, but the babies always gget over it after the first batch of scrambled eggs and I become Mama, no problem. But Henwyn is not taking it well. This is Day 2 and she is still pacing the fence. She can't see or hear Babies, but she is stressed for sure and its breaking my heart. My other hatching Mama usually just let's em go once she's back in with the flock. I'm sure she will get over it, but I still feel bad for her. She didn't even want the worms I dug up specially for her.