Ok, I've been trying to soak up all the information on this site! I have made so many mistakes with this first group in my borrowed incubator. I am a mess. 1st mistake - I set three different groups of eggs into one incubator. eek! 2nd mistake - could not decided what was what when candling. 3rd mistake - nothing to tell what humidity is in incubator. possibly 4th mistake - put newspaper under eggs on day 18 possible 5th m istake - too much water in bottom of incubator because newspaper is now wet. Please advise... 1. Keep wet newspaper in or take out?? 2. Suggestions about 3 different hatch dates in one incubator? 3. One recommended to place eggs in egg carton to hatch and help keep away from other eggs in turner trays. thoughts feelings? I am a mess. I just decided to begin to keep hens because we purchased some acreage and I wanted the fresh eggs and pretty hens/roos around. then that escalated into hatching eggs, because kids have 4-H projects and want to "help" and do their report on hatching eggs. I'm beside myselft that these eggs are not going to hatch at all. Candled first 10 on day 18 and all were dark except for air pocket except for 1. It was clear. Cracked open and chick stopped growing very young. so waiting very IMPATIENTLY for first 9 to hatch. Today is day 19.