We homeschool + we're studying birds + I grew up on a farm with chickens = sweet daughter raking leaves like a maniac to buy her own incubator. The whole family (parents, grandparents and great grandparents) were counting down the days to "Chickee Day"... it was yesterday. Today we still have 12 eggs in our incubator. Our temperature has been a constant 99.5. We have only opened it to add water. The eggs came from a local free range chicken farm with LOTS of roos! What went wrong? We have heard nothing from the eggs. (I stopped calling them chickees last night) I have read lots of the posts and pages here on this site. The only difference we can find is the lady we got the eggs from had put oil on them. We haven't read to do that anywhere else. She seems knowledgeable but her "girls" hatch the eggs for her. She hasn't used an incubator. Did the oil block the pores in the shell? We want to try again. Any helpful advice? The eggs will stay put for another week to make sure but I think I've just got 12 rotten eggs sitting in the computer room! HELP!?!