So we have our broody sitting for the first time since she has been with us. She has been faithful and the day has arrived. Well-the first one we witnessed trying to break free...we had to go somewhere so we left...along the way my sis called (she stopped by to check on it) and said it was out, alive, but breathing heavily and not upright...well-we came home to a sad case...dead. We can hear the others pecking...are they all gonna die? I've never done this before. Maybe the shell was too hard? Our brown eggers are typically very hard shells...what do do? I was SOOO sad! Could the mom squish it?