I just went in the Mandarin pen for the first reall time since the babies hatched. (I've reached in thru the open door long enough to refill their feeder and switch waterers for the babies) but today I brought in new pellets, water, crumbles and went all the way in. They all ran to the other end, so went ahead an opened up the nestbox they hatched in...there were 4 unhatched eggs and 1 dead baby. I thought I heard one peeping that day they all came out...but it stopped shortly afterwards so I thought it was 1 of the babies on the ground..Not that I would 've taken it out if I did know, but I feel badly that it didn't come out with the others. Maybe something was wrong with it, that's why it didn't climb out and drop down to the ground with the others? Well, that was baby 14 + 4 eggs + 18 eggs in all! Is it possible they were all from my Alpha female (Grandma/Mama) or could she and one (or more) of her daughters have laid them together? How many is normal for 1 female?