What is the hatch rate for a hens first eggs? My hen started laying a month ago. She only lays one a day and I have been putting them in my incubator. So, they are not all at the same stages. That may not be the correct way of doing it but this is my first time incubating eggs. So far 1 out of 6 has hatched. 2 died very early in development, 1 piped then died, and 2 were chirping and moving inside egg but died before pipping. Im starting to think that I am doing something wrong. But i dont know what because I have the temp and humidity right. Any suggestions? Is it because the hen just hasnt started to lay good eggs yet? Or am I doing something wrong?