We had our first broody hen and after consulting some threads and a chicken buddy we decided to have a go at hatching. Moved our hen to a seperate run within the bigger run and she happily settled, put three eggs under her - from my buddy who has two cockrels running with her girls. Last night we were rewarded with our first hatch, but chick didn;t make it through today Not sure if mum has squashed it, she was still sitting on other eggs and baby was under there too. One of the other eggs is starting to crack - should I intervene? My kids were so sad. Would like to persist, raising hens has been the best thing and I want to increase my flock. Any ideas greatly appreciated.