hey friends. Our banty was broody for 2 months so we bought fertile eggs to stick under her. They were due to hatch yesterday and we've been watching her excitedly. today I finally heard peeping. One hatched this morning and is very cute and fluffy. if I were more talented I'd download the photo to here. later in the day another hatched and it's already dead. Here is what I think is wrong based on what I've read here: the mama is happily sitting on the eggs, but we picked her up three times or so to look under her, and we picked up one of the hatching eggs (the one that died). it sounds like we let the humidity out. Question: have we killed the entire brood, if they weren't hatching? if the egg was intact, does that mean the humidity is ok because it's still inside the egg? Question: since mama is in there jealously sitting on the eggs, do they need a heater? Question: when will they start eating and drinking? Question: do they need antibiotics? Question: why am I such a dork that I didn't look this up ahead of time (slaps forehead). Don't answer that. thanks for help to a newbie. Betsy in Seattle mom to two kids, 1 kitten, 1 bearded dragon, 2 banties, 1 barred rock, 1 RIR, 2 americaunas.