Hi everyone, My husband and I are new to chickens! We found a baby chick at an urban park August 2010. After I read they do not like to be alone we aquired 3 more chicks, now we have 10. We have one Rhode Island Red that is Broody, she sat on 4 eggs, we waited and waited and was givng up that any would hatch. We went out of town for 2 days, upon return 3 hatched but unfortunately one looked like he fell out of the coop and was dead on the ground. Two were alive in the nest, one was still unhatched. My question is the next morning the 4th one was partially cracked so my husband brought it inside and finished cracking it but the chick was dead. Would there have been anyway to save this chick? Should we have cracked it open that night we came home when the others were hatched?