Our Delaware hen said "chicks or bust" this summer, and this time she meant it!! Last summer she sat five weeks on air, then later another three weeks on dud eggs. We were feeling sorry for her about her bad luck this time, but decided to give her just one more week...six fine babies so far this morning!! Now, here's my question...there was a seventh one struggling to get out. My daughter carefully peeled the shell; the baby was covered in blood, we put it with mom, and it died. There was another one peeping inside the egg too..we decided not to mess with that one and leave it with mom. It has not hatched yet. A friend of ours incubated some eggs of ours earlier this year, and also helped a chick out that was covered with blood. That one did live. So why are some covered with blood and others aren't, and what should we do about the one still in the egg, or is it too late already? I will try to post pics later but we moved them to an elevated secure pen, which has walls on three sides and it is very dim in there. As soon as the babies started hatching, our neighbor's cat was right there, so naturally we had to move them...should we have moved them or just stayed out there and guarded her til the babies were done hatching?