I had a game hen run off about 10 days ago, right before a big freeze. I thought she was dead, as it was below freezing for about 8 days and nights in a row, but suddenly, what do you know-- she showed up back in the yard today at the feeder, puffed up and obviously broody. I followed her back to her nest hidden in the neighbor's yard and found her sitting on 11 eggs. Tonight I candled them, and all but one are showing signs of development -- veining, moving blob, and a black spot that I guess is the eye. I am horrified. I absolutely cannot have any more chickens, and certainly not game cocks, which half of these will undoubtedly develop into (or all of them, knowing my luck). I believe these eggs are on day 10 or 11 of their development, and I want to remove them all from the hen (maybe let her keep one or two) but I do not want to be a baby-chicken killer. If I remove them now, will the developing chicks die slowly and painfully? They are moving around in there, so it's freaking me out. Is there a cut-off date for what is considered humane in stopping an egg's development? I want to know from the chick's perspective. Thanks for any advice.