Hello everyone, Now I have to try and explain so people will understand what I am on about... We put some egg in tha bator 22 days ago... I have posted today on here about a not so straight forward hatch... but that was another story. Anyway 9 out of the 12 chicks hatched, 3 with my help... 1 died after pipping through its own wing, and 2 were quitters when we candled on day 18, seemed to have quit half way through maybe day 10 ish, by the size of the dots in the eggs...anyway when my partner got home from work today all chicks had been moved to brooder, which left the 2 quitters in the bator, so before chucking them we candled first, just to make sure.... now one was rotten, no veins ect.... so we then candle the 2nd and to my amazement I saw some movement and veins.... but my shock is that the size of the chick in this egg looks to be smaller than a chick at day 18... is this possible on day 22?? all eggs added to bator at same time.. there has been no difference in the incubation of this egg, than in the incubation of the 9 chicks that hatched?? Can this chick possibly develope and hatch?? It has crossed my mind that it could be something else that takes longer to hatch.. but it was a silkie egg, and looked like the other silkie eggs that were in the batch?? Any suggestions or even better if anyone has had the same experience would be greatly appreciated.