Our broody hen finally did it! Our first baby chick. I went to the hen house and found the hen with shell on her beak. I peaked. This tiny baby was under her, eyes open, breathing, yet sadly looked sickly. I believe the shell broke just a day or two too early. The poor chick was not really ready to join the outside world. It lived less than an hour. Praying the next one does better. We cannot incubate and hoping for a sustainable supply of chickens by using broody hens to raise young. Fingers crossed.