I'm trying not to be obnoxious!
Thanks.... I might try some eggs from a nearby flock for the HAL, but they are bantams and I don't know if I want to try mixing LF with them or do an all bantam hatch. Oh, but I do love bantams...
Oh yes I will, I'm doing everything in my power NOT to have to cut it open.... I'll candle too. Looking at eggtopsy pics is one thing, seeing your own chick that almost made it is another..
I have trouble doing eggtopsies as well, but it does provide valuable insight into what went wrong.