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I know you are using homemade incubators, which is great...but steady temperatures are as important as the right temperatures. Humidity didn't keep the eggs from starting, but they wouldn't have had much of a chance of hatching with air cells that small.
They look like eggs that were either washed before setting, or misted during incubation. Both are bad, as they can help bacteria get through the shell pores. Eggs need to be dry to the touch, only the air should be humid, not moist where it condenses on anything.
60-70 is much too high for incubation. I know you are in a dry climate, so next time try a pill bottle of water and try to hit 35-40%. Try that for 4 days, then check the air cells. Add more bottles or upgrade to a shot glass if the air cells are too big, and check again at 7 days. If air cells are still too large, upgrade to a juice glass.
On day 18, put sponges, paper towels, whatever in there. Be sure they are kept moist and don't touch the eggs. For hatching, 70%-80% is great.
Once you hatch some, you will be able to tweak your settings for the next hatch.
Edited by WalnutHill - 10/13/15 at 4:13pm
How bad did the broken egg smell?