So I've got chicks hatching out right now, Speckled Sussex... (Homemade hatcher, cabinet style, temp holding at 99.1 about 1/3 of the way back into the tray and humidity at 60% ) I noticed something a bit strange... (Now, these eggs have all been in the same bator, moved to the same hatcher, all conditions the same...) While 2 chicks have hatched out vigorous and healthy, I was peeking in the window and looks like one is partially stuck to the membrane right by its beak/eye (big hole in shell, easy to see w/flashlight). Mind you, I've not opened the bator except for the morning of day 19 (yesterday) to add some more water. The egg right next to it hatched out just fine... as did one up one row and 2 over. There are several other breeds hatching out in this batch, that are all hatching fine, in various other spots in the same tray as these. Is that Mother Natures way of saying something aint right with that one chick? Possibly it wasn't strong enough to zip soon enough after pipping before the membrane dried a little? I guess I'm just scratching my head over why this one chick, when everyone else in there seems to be doin fine... Mother Nature or Incubation problem?