Hello! I am new to BYC and joined because I am puzzled by the recent/ongoing hatch of baby chicks from our brooding hen. She started hatching on Sunday, and I noticed because when I went to check the food and water in the coop I saw a baby chick by the door. The brooding hen's nest is against the opposite wall of the coop! The baby chick was still wet and barely breathing. I picked it up, shooed the other hens and rooster out of the coop and put the chick back under the hen. Luckily, the chick made it and seems to be doing well with it's other siblings! But since discovering the chick, out of about 10 eggs, 3 have hatched and made it and 3 have died. 2 had started hatching, pipped and were half out or more and then just seemed to not make it. Another hatched all the way, and was laying under the hen, wet, but dead. I am a farm kid and have seen lots of baby chicks, but I am boggled by why they are hatching halfway or all the way only to die. Also, how the heck did that baby chick get flung across the coop? There are 4 eggs remaining and I am concerned for the survival rate. It seems really low that only 50% of the eggs so far have hatched all the way? It has been warm, in the 90's, and quite normal humid MN weather. I am concerned that perhaps we messed with the hen too much? Thoughts? Experiences? Thank you!