That's almost impossible to have them hatch successfully from. So sorry you lost himI still had an egg left hatching but something told me that something wasn't right with my last egg that wasn't pipped as well. Unfortunately even though I stepped in much earlier than I normally would have it had already passed. It was perfect and ready to hatch but wasn't even able to internally pip. It was malpositioned, beak away from air cell. I believe it was because of the giant vault on it's noggin. Late losses are way harder for me and of the 100's of chicks I've hatched this is only 1 of a few late losses I've experienced in hatching. View attachment 2029729 So sad but I've had a fantastic first hatch of the year just the same! 9 out of 10 beautiful babies for a 90% hatch rate! Fingers crossed that I get 100% on the Salmon Faverolles next! There's already quite a lot of activity in that incubator, 6 external pips and day 21 is tomorrow!
View attachment 2029731 For those of you that would like to see the results of the eggtopsy, it was very clean but you can see perfectly how she was positioned in the egg and it would likely be educational for those that are new to hatching so I thought I would share.