The kids and I decided to try and hatch out some eggs for the first time. The first hatch was awful, the eggs were old and stuck in the mail and nothing developed or hatched. So we bought 2 dozen Silkie eggs and tried again. Only five developed into anything and then only two hatched out of those five. The other three rocked and rolled but never pipped. They just died in the egg. As this was my first hatch I new it wasn't going to be perfect so we were happy with the two chicks. Yesterday though I noticed the white chick was falling over and then twisting around trying to get up and she couldn't get up. Her belly was swollen and then I noticed a hard scab where her navel was. So I searched here and saw she probably had Mushy Chick Disease. I posted on the emergency/illness forum and it looks like there isn't really anything I can do. I put antibiotic cream on her belly and gave her molasses water and separated her from the other chicks so she could rest and not get trampled on. This morning she looks awful and is shaking when she stands. She can barely stand and she is just passing out left and right. I don't think there is any hope for her. I just wanted to share this story with people who might understand. I have a hard time losing animals, especially when they are so young.