Hiya, I open up an unhatched egg today (nearing the end of day 22) and this is what I saw. It's my first attempt at hatching and I want to see if there's anything I can do to increase my hatch rate (although it turns out only 2 eggs were viable so 1 out of 2 isn't that bad!). Now I know pretty much nothing about this stuff and really want to learn so some of my questions may seem dumb but please bare with me . Chicky hadn't pipped. Can anyone have a guess at what day it would have been at? The one successful hatch was at day 20 and I think this one was already gone by then as I didn't hear any peeping and the live one was making a racket. What is that white fat like substance on the left of pic one? Is that the intestines I'm seeing that it looks like the chick is cuddling with it's feet? Anything else anyone can tell me as to why it didn't make it? Many thanks in advance. I don't really want to take it out the membrane but will if it helps.