So why do I have this problem? A broody SMASHING eggs that have pipped and are about to hatch? Ones she's been setting on for weeks! But as soon as they pip, they get crushed.. Does pipping ruin the integrity and strength of the shell so their fat butts cause them to collapse? It is just frustrating since this hen I had on eggs is a great Mom...when the chicks aren't crushed before hatch. Of course the chicks die, they've been squashed before they were even ready to fully hatch.