AH! I'm going crazy and your message certainly helped. Now on to my next questions. LOL The incubator I am using is great. Temp has been set at 100 degrees f the entire time and all eggs have movement and look great. The incubator has two small vents on the top which I am supposed to open to help dry chicks as they hatch. I'm thinking opening these vents could harm the eggs that aren't ready yet, yes? But then how can I ensure that the hatched chicks will dry completely? As long as the chicks are warm, they'll dry completely when you remove them from the incubator.YES, going forward, I will place all the eggs in the incubator at the SAME TIME. LOL
Thanks for responding. I appreciate your help.
Opening the vents would lower temperature and humidity. I am not familiar with your type of incubator, but am sure that any changes of that type would change conditions inside the incubator. Open the incubator as little as possible and be as fast as you can removing chicks.