I have a pullet that decided to go broody in January. Of course, she is a silkie. Go figure. At first I wasn’t going to let her hatch out anything, but this girl was insistent. I remember chicks hatching when I was growing up but that was over 15 years ago. So after spending hours for days reading on BYC I felt that it would probably be best to give her a chance. At first she started out in the big coop with the other chickens, but I have some Brahma bantams that liked laying in her box. About day 14 I walked out and one of the eggs was pushed out the box, out the coop, down the run way, and was 7 foot across the pen. Needless to say that one didn’t make it. We got a broody coop/pen combo and set her up in that. She has done okay but there always seems to be eggs pushed out from under her. I push them back under her several times per day and she snuggles back down just fine. Last night (Thursday) the temps got down in the teens. Since day 21 was Tuesday/Wednesday, I didn’t want to take a chance of eggs getting pushed out and freezing this close to hatch. So I put her and the eggs in a box and brought them in the house (in the bedroom should she decide to abandon them in the night). I already had an incubator running just in case but would rather mom do it. She actually seems to be doing better in the house than outside. I haven’t been too worried about late hatching since I know that several have been pushed out, and temps under 99.5 degrees can cause delayed hatch. I decided to go ahead and candle last night and they are all moving with nice air cells. There is only about 0.25 cm between the chick and the air cell. Most of them only have a few small veins left. There are a few that have a couple larger size veins. There is 1 egg that has me concerned. It has progressed right along with the others but seemed to be positioned differently. As in there was a bigger gap between the chick and air cell for one and it just seemed different. I checked again tonight and there has been no change. Except this time I clearly saw a FOOT in the space between the chick and air cell. What can I do? Is there a way to save this chick? I have read the really awesome post about assisted hatching 2-3 times. I don’t think it’s ready to come out yet but I want to be prepared with as much information as possible ahead of time. Just in case. Sorry for such a long post and Thank You for taking the time to read it.