We've had three broody Iowa Blues sitting on a nest of around 45 eggs for a while. It started with just one, but the other joined in later. The first gal has finally hatched out 2 babies! Cutest thing ever. There might be more, but I've only seen two. They are so sweet popping out from under the mama. I'm so glad we let them set on the nest instead of taking the eggs.
We had three week old chicks living in the house when these babies hatched, so we decided to see if the mama would adopt them. Yeah, that didn't go so well. One was rejected pretty much right away and nearly got its neck pecked off. The second Tyler found shivering in a corner of the coop later that night. And the third was alone by the next morning, so they are all back in the house again.