Back with 'hatch' (remember that?), I've just noticed that my 'ambivalent' should have been 'polyvalent'. These three all refer to the same event:
- The hen hatched the egg
- The egg hatched
- The chick hatched
I'm not sure about 'The hen hatched the chick.' It doesn't feel right, although in the figurative sense the object can be the result: 'They hatched a plot'.