I'm on day 10, so I candled the eggs to see how everything was doing. I started with 24, tossed 2 clear ones on day 7. I found another clear one today, one with a blood ring, and one that didn't look like any of the others (dark, swirled all over the egg when jostled, no veins, and no movement). So I took all 3 outside to open them. The first one with the blood ring had a tiny embryo in it. The second one was the dark one, as soon as I cracked it, I knew I'd been wrong. There was a blood laced membrane. I opened it up, and there was a moving embryo. It was so perfect. I stood there for a minute, wondering if I could put the egg back together. But I realized I couldn't (I had the egg in two halves). So I put it in a bowl and it kept twitching. I finally realized if I broke the blood vessels it would bleed out quickly, so I did that. I took a couple pictures and then buried it in the back yard. I then re-candled the 3rd egg, confirmed it was not alive, and then opened that one. There was nothing inside. Has anyone else done this? I feel terrible. Also how old do you think the first embryo was when it died? Clickable thumbnails. This is the egg with the blood ring. First egg's embryo. This is the one that was alive. Such a perfect little chicken body.