We gave our broody BO three suspected fertilized eggs from a friend, they were "scheduled" to hatch Friday. Today (Wednesday) I went out at noon to see her and found the broken shell near my hen and the dead chick about a foot away from the nest box. Our BO is still sitting on the other two eggs and defending them, which do not have any holes or cracks yet. Nothing externally seems wrong with the baby, it is a nice size with no obvious injuries or malformations. Any thoughts on what may have happened? Would my hen as a first time mommy have kicked out the little chick rather then continue to sit on and protect it while waiting for the other eggs? Or is it more likely that something was wrong internally? I wish I'd known the poor little thing had hatched. It never even dried out to fluff. My kids are going to be heartbroken when they get home from school.