Chick Adventure: This morning, checking chickens, I found broody hen #1 had pushed one of her eggs out of the nest. It was still warm when I picked it up so I put it under my arm with plans to take it into the house and candle it to see if the chick was still alive. I continued doing my chores almost forgetting the egg was tight up under my arm. When I picked up one of the 5 gal. water pans, OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOmy, I felt the egg crack. I thought maybe the chick was trying to hatch out. It was day 21, hatch day. Then I felt something wet and gooy and there was a distinct smell of rotten egg. I have hatched chicks in my bra and taken a single chick to bed with me to keep it warm and company but remind me to never put a 21 day old egg that a broody has kicked out of the nest under my arm ever again.