Hello all, I'm not sure where to begin, so I'll just jump right in. One of out hens started laying on her eggs so we decided to let her hatch them. Everything went fine until around the time the chicks were supposed to start hatching. Every couple days I would find a dead baby that was partially out of the egg, like it tried to hatch but never made it. Then, one day while making my rounds, I found a new baby chick that had hatched sitting under the mother hen. She still had a few eggs so I decided to let her keep them and see what happens. It has been about a week and I was actually just thinking I should take the remaining eggs away from her when I found another new chick in her coop. This chick was laying face down not moving and I actually thought it was another dead one until I notice it was breathing. The mother hen was not paying any attention to it at all, and actually may have stepped on it when I put fresh water in for her. It was as if she didn't even see it there. Worried, I decided that since the other hatched chick is much older and the mother hen was ignoring it, I should just separate this one and put it under the lamp. When I picked it up, I noticed it's feet were just curled under it's body and there was blood on it's underside. The bird is completely limp, it doesn't stand or even stretch out it's feet. It can't even hold it's head up. It does kick it's feet around occasionally like it's trying to get up or move, but doesn't get anywhere near being able to stand up. This paired with the bloody underside have me kinda worried. I have hatched a total of 5 eggs now (3 the first time and 2 now), and each time I have come out to the coop to find a brand new baby chick sitting with it's mother hen.. except this one. So now I have a couple of questions: Is this normal for a newly hatched chick? Is it possible that I just had bad timing and that this chick JUST hatched? Also, in regards to the 5 babies that did not make it during this cycle, is this something that happens often? I never had this happen during the first batch of eggs that we hatched, and it seems kinda strange that we had 5 chicks die half way out of the egg, 1 live and 1 that can only barely breathe. Maybe the mother hen is doing something wrong? I'm so confused. thanks in advance!