I just started hatching silkie eggs in February. My first hatch, 3 out of 7 eggs hatched. The 4 that didn't were total duds. I now have paint and lavender eggs in...and only 2 out of the 7 developed! I payed A LOT for the eggs too. I even made appropriate mods for the 2nd hatch(let the eggs settle longer, didn't have the auto turn on for a few days) Anyway the 3 chicks that hatched the first time, one died last week, and one died today, so now i'm down to just one white chick that I hatched(and another one I bought)! No explanation for their deaths either... I feel so defeated and down about my hatching. I know it's tricky to hatch silkies, especially from shipped eggs. I'm going to do one more hatch in a week after my 2 hatch(hopefully!!!), then I am done for a while. It really takes a toll on you! Anyone else feel this way or had similar experiences?