This morning I found an egg my silkie is hatching half crushed, and bloody. The chick was moving all day, and at first I wasn't sure if it was hatching and struggling to get out, hence the crushed looking shell. It has since died (took all day :-( ) and when I investigated the egg, the chick was not fully formed, maybe four or five days away from hatching. How could this have happened? The only thing I can think is that the silkie broke the egg herself, it looked dropped. Have you ever experienced a hen sabotaging an egg this way? It's not her eggs, she's been broody for months and I finally got her fertile eggs to hatch. I'm so freaking sad, that's four now we've lost out of seven, the other eggs were bad, there were no embryos just smelly yolks. We've had one chick hatch successfully so far, by another silkie, the momma who was on the crushed egg is sitting on the last two.