I had the 3rd chick hatch this am after pipping late last night (mover and a shaker!) and decided to candle the last 2 eggs while cleaning out my broody's cage this am. One of the eggs no longer had an air pocket in it, and I though that maybe the chick was on it's way outsince that is what the chick who hatched this am's egg looked like last night. The other one still had a rather large air pocket that hadnt changed since day 19. Well I got curious as to what was going on and my broody was off the nest eating french toast (yes, she is that spoiled lol) so I candled them again using a better light really quickly and noticed there was liquid on my larger egg's air pocket and the other egg had a chunk floating in it and what I hadnt seen earlier in the am is that there was a little air and it was moving around near the small end of the egg. I cracked them open and my larger BR egg quit on day 18 or 19, chick looked small but perfectly formed and it stunk something bad. My turken egg had a chick that was decomposing and it looked deformed. I am pretty sad...and my poor hen is really ticked to not have eggs in her nest. Would a broody stay broody for another 3 weeks? I would love to attempt hatching out some of my silkies eggs and my hen has done a good job sitting and protecting them.My DH isnt so sure about doing this again but if I wait to get a 'bator then there is the chance of having to wait on silkie eggs again since she goes broody every 3 weeks. Should I just wait a few months and try again with a diff broody or buy a bator with next pay check....or should I just play with my current chicks and try to wean off hatching? What would a BYC'er do?