This is my first year incubating my own eggs. I didn't want to put 'all my eggs in one basket'- literally- and set 3 clutches 3 different ways. 15 eggs in a basic LG incubator (chicks are now 11 days old) 13 hatched 1 died at lockdown 1 pipped internally and died 1 was malpositioned, I helped it, it was weak but it's now thriving at 11 days old 11 eggs under a broody (chicks are now 10 days old) 9 hatched 1 died; was underdeveloped and crushed in egg in the nest, probably died at 'lockdown' 1 died; looked fully developed but was crushed in egg in the nest 1 died 4 days after hatch; separated itself, looked upset one afternoon, the next morning it was dead, a few feet from mama 14 eggs with a local hatcher (chicks are now 5 days old) 13 hatched 1 failed to pip 1 hatched with splayed legs and is fading, despite my efforts 1 hatched tiny and very deformed but is thriving and enjoying life 4 hatched with thin little legs and are weak on their feet, less hardy- at 5 days old they're still wobbly and just not up to par All eggs set had 100% fertility, all parents are healthy. Could it be freak chance that so many of the eggs I paid to have hatched have leg/development issues? Or could something like this be indicative of an incubation problem? I'm really just curious is all. I've set another 43 in my LG and am hoping more hens go broody interested to see what future 'stats' unveil.