@TeaChick eeew! nasty about a sick broody hen, sure does make it a bit tricky with doctoring her, and sad about the eggs too. Well, my chicks were shipped out first thing on Monday morning, and showed up THIS afternoon! I do not think that I have ever gotten chicks that fast! But, I still had one DOA, an extra one (but are they aver really 'extra'? I just hate seeing little dead chicks.... hurts my heart....). Other bum, talking about depriving my chick addiction, I had ordered 10 female Dominiques and 3 male Dominiques (they sent all of those, plus one extra Dominique, that was DOA), I had also ordered 10 straight run Golden Penciled Hamburgs. They only shipped me 6 (they added a note saying that the Hamburg hatch was short), and of the 6 that arrived one is a half dead one with a messed up leg (like a slipped tendon or spraddle leg or something). I taped her legs together in a little hobble, and got her to drink a bit and I think eat. I will leave her to warm for an hour and then hand feed and water her again. But, I really HATE that. I would much rather them die, or be healthy. The emotional roller coaster of doctoring a sick chick, and the "should I kill it, will it get better", and all of that is too much of an emotional roller coaster ride for me. Just do NOT like it, nope! Anyway, my broody is still doing very well, even with all of the peeping in the next room she is sitting tight. I should have some eggs start to hatch tomorrow, but I don't know, they don't quite look that big when I candled..maybe I miscounted and they have until Thursday or Friday? Whatever, we shall see.