Mother Elmeretta and new baby. She hatched yesterday. Last night I checked under her and one of the three eggs was broken open. Looking further it was a perfect zipping, but we could not find or hear a chick (it was dark and Elmeretta would not budge). She hopped out this afternoon to get a treat and I heard the chirping. How fun. This was our first successful broody hatch (if that is what you call it). I did not know if this was what a hatch along was, but I wanted to post it here.