I have a broody ameraucana hen that was sitting. I always use an incubator. Had some eggs that were to hatch in a couple days so why not? Put one under her and it hatched. She was a great mom put wouldn't come off the nest. Sooo I put 9 lavender ameraucana eggs under her that were due to hatch in a week. Before work yesterday evening nothing. Went to check this morning. I have 6 bodies scattered all over the pen. Mom and first baby are walking around the pen fine! She is very protective off it. The others died a horrible death I'm assuming. So sad. I was horrified so I scooped up the bodies and buried them. Then there goes mom setting on the eggs that didn't hatch. I dont' understand what happened. Anyone else ever experienced anything like this. Help. Tried to let mom do it naturally and this was my result. Next time ceramic eggs hands down!!!