I'm new to incubating, and feeling stressed since we're on day 21 for a mutt egg of our own, and day 18 for the shipped eggs (Blue Orps, Ameracaunas, Silkies, White Banty Cochins, and Silver Spangled Hamburgs). A lot of people are anxious to see how things go, and it sounds like we'll have an open house this weekend as folks want to come over to see the miracle of hatching. BUT...I think the mutt egg died very recently Haven't seen any movement inside or anything. Candling pics have confused me, since good & bad at day 18 look VERY similar!! But I'm trying not to worry or get too stressed... Then last night I dreamed the one egg melted all over my hands as I candled it, and I had to watch the baby die as goop dripped from my fingers. After I got the mess cleaned up, the only egg to hatch was a duckling. I woke up thinking, "You're not supposed to be in there! You're not supposed to be in there!" DH was a little worried about me waking up at 4:30am saying, "I didn't incubate any DUCK EGGS!!!" Apparently I'm not as calm as I thought I was... And if I'm this bad over ONE egg on day 21, what's it gonna be like on day 21 for EIGHTEEN eggs??