My Day 28 chicken passed away a few hours ago. Long story short, it had been incubated at low temps for a significant time due to a falty incubator. It was still moving until day 25. On day 26, I intervened, thinking that this late of a hatch must be a goner. But upon opening (after research how parrot owners assist in hatch) the air cell and found a spunky little chick moving, so I left it. It finally poked through this morning around 6am. There was a bit of bleeding from the membrane which leads me to believe it hadnt absorbed the yolk and blood yet. Anyway, it lived and struggled for a few hours and got weaker and died. I am pretty sad . I knew all along it was a long shot but I was starting to get excited. After I opened the egg, the yolk was still not fully absorbed, which means it probably wasnt even going to hatch today, leading it into Day 29 of incubation. It also never peeped or made any noise. It opened its mouth to but nothing ever came out. Otherwise, it was a perfect little chicken. Of course I am questioning my getting involved, as I knew I would. But really, 28 days???? Would it have a chance after coming out anyway??? All these "what ifs". I usually dont get attached but I worked so hard with this little egg that I did. Boohoo....... Please dont tell me I should have left it alone, I cant take the critisism right now. I made a choice to intervene after a lot of research and incredible disbelief that an egg could go that long. I just posted this becuase I knew other "chicken people" would understand how your whole day can get ruined over one little chicken egg.