@sharol it sounds like your hatch went pretty well, congrats! Yeah for some reason or another sometimes chicks just get to hatch & then die before they get out of the shell. Maybe they're just not strong enough to withstand hatching, it's pretty tiring for them pecking away at that shell enough to get out & then actually getting out. If you notice they just almost always sleep for awhile after that. I leave mine in the hatcher for awhile to rest & get dried & fluffed up, sometimes overnight if they just hatched before I'm heading to bed.
I still have an ongoing hatch that started yesterday, there are still stragglers left. I really hate it when they go too long because they don't tend to do as well if they do hatch at all.
I've been moving them to the extra incubator until they get fluffed and then to the brooder.
The sticky chick is still alive. She lost patches of feathers on her back during the hatch and she is still gummy on her head (couldn't get it wet enough to clean it), but she is trying. I ended up 17 chicks. I actually started with 21 or 22, but there were 18 after I removed the clears on day 10. I helped 3 (the last 3 that hatched). All but the sticky chick had pipped with no action for 24 hours. Both were moving when i checked in the pip hole, so I started chipping away. Both are smaller than their hatchmates, but getting along ok in the brooder.
I'm pleased with them. Now to find someone who wants to buy the 2 (or 3) Jubilees or maybe the possible mottles (3 of them). The others will just be a mix of Jubilee and something else (white, lavender, or black), so probably not saleable.
I love hatches. I just wish I had more room for the hatchlings.