"You should have just tossed those eggs," Cliff said. "Even if they do hatch, they'll be behind the others and might not live."
I ignored his advice (that's nothing new), and next morning there were eleven chicks, leaving only one egg unhatched. I did toss that one; I didn't have the heart to check and see if there was a chick in it, though. I went to check on the family this morning, and had to peek inside their house because it's raining... and the chicks aren't going to be stepping outside into the soaked grass at their tender age.
Maybe you would like to see what kind of shape my garden is in:
The only plants I've had a problem getting to come up are the bush-type cucumbers and melons. Even after two plantings, I only have two bush cucumber plants. I think it's time I plant some plain, old-fashioned, space-hogging, vining cucumbers.