My broody hen’s first egg hatched. We did not see if the chick was alive or dead when it was born, but it was fully formed. We saw the chick when the mother hen picked it up and threw it out of the nesting box. At that point it was dead. She then picked it up and threw it around repeatedly. I’m thinking that somehow the chick died and that she was getting rid of it so that any other chicks that hatched wouldn’t be near it. What do you think? Have you ever had this happen?