This really bothers me. Whenever we get eggs from somewhere besides our backyard, they never hatch, ever! Last year we had over 100 eggs in the bator and only 3 hatched... and 75% of them were from local friends with fertile eggs. This year I fired up the bator and bought some White Rock Bantam eggs from PA (and im in MI). They all candled good at 7 days, now at 14 days i eliminated 3 because the embryos had died. The quail eggs I got from MSU were due Monday. I cracked one open and the embryo was like a greenish color and way underdeveloped and im scared they are all like this. I can only get the eggs I don't want to hatch(backyard mutts) to actually hatch. This is very tricky business!