Hi, So we began with her sitting on 8 eggs. Then she threw out 3, now we are up to 15. My count is 12 days she has been sitting, but it could be 9 if the three she chucked are the first (I never thought to number them duh...). I really can't figure out how she got 15 unless she has one of the other two helping... LOL. Anyway, presumably she will hatch at least one or two babies so I'm trying to get prepped. Right now I have three females and one very "active" drake in the same pen. Here's my questions. 1. Do I need separation? 2. Can I leave the babies with mom (mom is a buff by the way)? 3. If babies are kept with her does she feed them or do I need to get non-medicated chick starter? 4. What is the earliest an egg hatches? I know 28+, but do they regularly hatch earlier? Mom is the incubator by the way. Any help would be appreciated. I've raised on batch from 2 days old. This is my first batch the natural way.