So I bout some eggs from two different people here on BYC. There was a snowstorm and so the eggs were 10-12 days old before I got them and put them all in the incubator. They went into lockdown on Wednesday morning with a possible hatch date of this weekend. I have a still air incubator I borrowed from a friend. I kept it at 99-100 degrees with a humidity rate of 45% and I turned the eggs three times a day. I didn't candle them but I would have though out of 25 something would have hatched? I am bummed. My flock was slaughtered in the fall by a person and his dog(s) and I am ready to rebuild, as are my kids. Do you think they were just in the mail too long? I have a batch of Silkie eggs coming in a few weeks but I really really need some layers! I do have a broody Silkie setting on four mutt eggs a friend gave me. However, I need to know what I did wrong before I try to hatch out the Silkies. The eggs are still in the incubator. I figured I would give them until Wednesday and then discard them. They are Easter Eggers and Coronation Sussex.