I purchased some eggs from someone whom I believe is ethical. The eggs were sent to me individually wrapped and they were then separated by more bubble wrap and air bags and it was evident the person spent a lot of time lovingly packing the eggs before shipping them to me. The outside of the box was clearly marked live chicken eggs, don't x-ray, this side up, fragile, perishable, protect from heat/cold on all 4 sides. When I opened the box, we were very careful unwrapping each beautiful little egg. The woman who sold them to me sent me 2 extra eggs which was very kind. My little voice tells me this is not the type of person who would have sent me infertile eggs. It's been 25 days, nothing hatched from her eggs but interestingly enough, 6 out of 8 eggs hatched from eggs given to me by a neighbor and two of those eggs were stuck to the egg turner, I found out they were stuck to the turner when I went to remove it on day 18 and.... and those 2 eggs still hatched. One I was able to free up with a few drops of oil but a chip came out of it so I put it back in the incubator hoping for the best and the other never did detach so I put the whole egg turner on a heating pad next to a wet sponge and the chick hatched and literally rolled out of the egg onto a kitchen towel. The chicks are perfectly fine. -- I don't think there's anything wrong with my incubator or how I used it. It doesn't have a fan but I was able to maintain the temps at 99.5 from start to finish save 2 power outages of about an hour each where the temps dropped to 94ish in the incubator before our power went back on. I doubt that would have had any effect on the eggs. Something happened to these eggs on the way from her farm to me. I went to the PO and showed them photos of the eggs when I received them and the box they came in. I got the deer in the headlamps stare. Can anyone tell me what they think happened? I'm going to order from this woman again because I do not believe she is at fault but if there's anything more that could be done to ensure something doesn't happen to the eggs in transit, I'd sure be thankful if someone could tell me what it is. Just grasping for straws I guess.