We have not been having good luck with hatching this month. Most of the eggs are infertile or quiters. Each hen had 5-7 eggs to start with. Friday night we candled the eggs of the 4 hens (3 silkies and 1 Americauna). Out of all those eggs we candled the Americauna had 5 viable, and 2 silkies had one egg each. One Silkie had been moved to the garage since I ran out of broody room and her egg (actually an Americauna egg) had a horrible crack in it, and I wanted to watch it closer. After candling I decided the garage egg was dead since it was over half full of air and had no signs of life. So I grab Sophie the hen and poke her back in the pen with the silkies. I was in a hurry so I left the egg sitting in the garage in the pen. Sat was insane and busy, Sunday wasnt much better...Today...MONDAY! My son goes in the garage to get dog feed and says did you know theres a chick in the garage? I am thinking one of my month old barred rock chicks has somehow escaped and found the garage. I finish what I am doing and slowly poke my way to the garage to hear faint peeping...from the brooder pen...And there it was all wet and lonely. That poor little egg HATCHED all alone! No hen...NOTHING I had my daughter run get Sophie who was thrilled to see her egg had hatched! The folks at the feed store couldnt believe it when I told them today so I thought I would share it here. I guess this Alabama heat is good for something! Its 104 again today! Heres a pic of Sophie and her Miracle Americauna baby!