Wondering if anyone else has had this experience. I had 6 eggs under a hen, today was day 17. Before going to work, about 1:30 I checked on her and found there was a completely hatched, fully formed, egg sac absorbed-but dead chick under her. And one of the other eggs had pipped a huge hole in its shell so I could completely see the head and part of the wing. Nothing in the other 4 eggs. I had someone check on the chick/eggs while I was at work and they said there was no pipping in the other 4 eggs, but they couldn't find the egg with the chick partially hatched. When I came home tonight (about midnight), I could hear chirping in 1 of the 4 eggs, but no pips. I found the other chick, kind of buried in the hay under the hen, one side wet, one side fluffed up, egg sac absorbed but eyes not opened, not able to stand or hold its head up. It is still alive and chirping. Also, on the side lying in the hay, there are tiny little bugs crawling all over it. At first gland they look like pieces of sand. I tried to clean it up the best I could and put fresh bedding under the hen. Placed the chick back under the hen and hoping for the best, but not optimistic at this time. Why would 2 of the eggs hatch so early? And is that why the chick died and the other is not doing well? Also, anyone have any idea what the little bugs were? This is my 2nd hatching under a hen and the 1st went very well. Would the weather have anything to do with it? I live in upstate NY and we keep alternating between hot/humid then cold/rainy.