I have 2 broodies that have hatched chicks 2 days ago, the other eggs have not hatched, how long do I wait to take unhatched eggs away so momma's will get off nest and get babies food/water?? They are in the general population but I made a make-shift area that they can get to for food and water, also managed to put some in the little nest box with them. I am so worried about the chicks though, I know they can live without food but need water sooner. I don't want to take chicks away from them but will if I have to. Please people with more experience advise me!!