Well the saga of the dropped thermometer ended on a sad note tonight. First, the good part! We have a beautiful bantam cochin baby! Maybe a frizzle but I guess you can't tell yet. See pics below. Day 23..I went to bed at 1:00 am and woke up to check the last egg at 3:30am. The first chick was sitting in the egg carton pecking away at the egg. It had pecked a hole in the egg (I didn't see a pip at 1:00am but could have missed it) and cracked the shell. I check the chick in the shell and could clearly see that it had only one beak. I completed the hatch and the chick indeed has a normal bottom beak and a tiny, twisted top beak. Also, it doesn't have any eyes. It's still alive, barely, but doesn't move much. So Egg, you're right...mother nature knows best. Has anyone ever had chicks peck the other eggs?? [/img] [/img] Look at the size of this baby compared to the 1 week old light brahmas and RIR's on the other side of the wire. I didn't know what to do with the single baby so I improvised a wire barrier so it could see the other chicks but not be pecked by them.