Today is day 18 of my first incubation in my home-made bator, and I candled the 22 eggs and had 18 swimmers. Definite movement! the other 3 were dead, no veins , just blood rings. I know I have a way to go but this is a good sign. Right?..... I feel like a little kid and it's 3 DAYS til Christmas.... My kids are excited ... ok me too!