So, I have a homemade incubator. I tested it, refined it, then set some precious eggs. I set them on 6/9. Kept the humidity and temp per the egg sellers instructions. 6/30 (Day 21) has passed, no hatches, no rolling eggs, no noises. Okay, I killed them right? This morning (7/3) I figure I should start throwing them out. Broke open first one, wasn't fertilized. Broke open second one, and UGH! Blood! Still beating! Little foot came out! AAAAHHHHH! Tried to piece the hole in the egg back together so it could hatch, but then it died. So I broke the rest of the egg open, and the chick was starting to pull the yolk into its stomach, so it was on day 20? This is where I am so confused. It's been 24 days! Needless to say, the remaining 14 eggs are still in the incubator. I wonder if the temp swing in the 'bator (it drops to 96 periodically, but not for more than 30 min) are slowing the development? I feel awful that I killed that chick. I feel worse that I now hope it was "only a rooster". What a start to a morning!