Hi I'm just new to Backyard Chickens. I'm from Northern Ireland and have had 5 lovely ladies for the last 3 years. We introduced a rooster 2 months ago and as yet my ladies haven't started to brood , so I took some eggs to incubate. All but 1 egg didn't develope and after 26 days and after candling with no movement we figured our 1 wee chick was not to be. So we cracked the egg and the wee thing was alive, it was moving but within a few seconds it died. Am totally devastated - feel that I killed the wee thing. Sorry to be on such a downer but the poor wee thing.. Anyway it's because of this that I have decided to join yourselves for advice. Have 6 more eggs 14 days I and they are growing and moving well. Am so nervous that the same thing will happen.