Let me start my apologizing for a mistake I made in my original "Dry Incubation... my experience..." post. So shoot me! I'm an old [email protected] with bad eyes, only one functional brain cell (and it's usually on vacation), and sometimes I get in entirely too big of a hurry for my mental and physical capabilities.... or lack thereof!!! The mistake I reference is when I said that all of the first 5 eggs were pipped. There were actually only two that were pipped; the ones that hatched. I wasn't wearing my glasses when I checked them (I know that was dumb... so like I said, shoot me!). So, I don't know what my eyes saw that my brain interpreted to be pipping on the other 3 eggs. But, it wasn't! Since than 24 hours had past since the first 2 eggs hatched, and there was no activity from them, this morning I decided to investigate further and find out what was going on with the other 3 eggs. Each egg had a good air cell in it. The membrane between the chick and the shell was acceptably dry and not leathery. When I opened the membrane, the inside of it and the chick were wet and slick feeling. It was almost the "snotty" feel of an uncooked egg white; but not as thick. After removing about 1/4 of the shell, each chick easily slipped out of their shell. Each chick appeared to be fully developed and without defects. The only thing that I noticed that seemed to be odd (outside of the fact that they weren't breathing or moving around) was the fact that there was a yellowish-gold colored "sack" that was hanging from each chick's abdomen. The "sack" was between 1/2" and 3/4" in diamenter. Anyone have any suggestions as to what might have happened to them??? I certainly don't know!! Even with the loss of these three chicks, I am still pleased with this hatch rate. Two healthy, viable chicks hatched from 5 eggs..... that's a 40% hatch rate!! And, it's double what my best had been heretofore!!!! Though I am pleased with this hatch by comparison, I will be striving for even better results in the future!! As I promised, I have uploaded some pics of the two chicks that hatched out. You'll have to forgive the quality of them. My camera is not the best in the world and my fixed income dictates that I be content with it for now!! Here they are: Being acustomed to chicks from standard breed chickens, these little Mille Flelurs are TINY!!! In this next one, I believe they are discussing a "jail break"!!!!!! And, I just had to include this one. It is my dog, Skipper, and the kitten that we raised on a bottle, Lucky!! I hope everyone has enjoyed the pics!!