I am the most squeamish person around when it comes to gore and dead animals so this is a very huge feat for me. I had to help 5 of my last chicks hatch starting last night (I helped because it was human error that caused the problem) so I decided to open the remaining 5. Obviously I was having issues with the hatch so I would either be able to help the remaining chicks or I couldn't. One died before pipping, but was fully developed. Another one died before going into lock down I think or it was just really gooey (human error of too high of humidity?). Another one I couldn't open all the way because lots of really icky stuff ran out and I couldn't go any further. The other two were candling mistakes on my part. They must have died mid incubation I just couldn't tell. So, I learned that I need to get my humidity in check before I set the next eggs tomorrow night and I learned that I can do things that I never thought I could The other upside of it all: I have 5 beautiful little Serama chicks, all but one of them silkied This is one time where intervention went well.