we had one chick hatch successfully. five more eggs were in waiting. our hens started fighting over the clutch, and then today we found three casualties. one egg was totally crushed and sitting five feet away from the roost. two eggs were cracked inside the nest. we removed them. but now i wonder, should i rush out and buy an incubator as though i could do better than the hen? or should i tack it up as nature being nature, and cut my losses while chugging forward? the lonely chick is healthy and thriving, though i can't help but worry about those two eggs still in the nest... i've had chickens for years, i'm a virgin in the hatching world.