I hatched 3 silkie babies out of my death bator (LG still air) on sunday. I was completely shocked that they hatched. First, they made it through shipment. Detached air cells and all. Then they made it through 22 days of horrible temp fluctuations. I'm in Texas and our weather has been freezing one day, and in the 70's the next. Its been absolutely nuts. Because I don't have central air and heat, there is no stability in the house temp wise. If it gets cool, we turn the heat on, if its hot, we turn it off. Well, at night though, the room they were in would drop really low. So our nights in the bator were usually at about 96degrees. Then back up to 100-101 during the day when it would heat up. Because the temps were so unstable, I wasn't able to turn the eggs like I should have because the bator would drop so low. So we are talking like 1 turn a day, some days 3. Seriously felt horrible, and I really didn't even have much hope. Then we get to lockdown and they didn't even look fully developed, but they were still alive. I decided to do lockdown a day late because of the low temps. Despite it all, on day 21 they started to pip. One, on the small end of the egg!!! It took everything in me to leave them alone. I decided early on that I would NOT intervene at all, and if they didn't hatch, they didn't hatch. Went to bed with 1 pencil eraser size hole in an egg (the one pipping on the wrong end), and 2 small pips in the other 2. Woke up to 1 chick. Left for church. I was sooo worried about the one on the small end because it hadn't made progress in 24 hours. Went to church, and came back home to 2 chicks, the one made it out on its own from the small end. Shortly after church I was able to get video of the 3rd chick hatching. Soooo awesome and cool! So they all hatched on day 21.5 - 22.