I know it's easy to say don't feel bad but hatching is a huge learning experience! And at the rate you're going you will be a pro in no time. You went with your gut, made a educated decision and added it all in to your knowledge and experience! If it was sloshing in the egg then it was totally dead! Sloshing is a huge flag that it's gone. Healthy embryos move around but they are very attached to the veins and inside of the egg. Receeding veins is another big flag. I had one slip by me and make it to lockdown because the embryo was super tiny but the veins were great so I left it. Haven't cracked it open yet, it's still in there. Now that one I'm perplexed about. Amy beat me to it. Yes, post pics, I'd like to see what it looks like. X2! The ugly stage with silkies is terrible!! This was a chicken egg?