I am New to this forum so here goes..... My Silkie Rooster was killed by opossums..... He was such a sweet boy (a member of the family), his feathers and personality was so unique. I started collecting the eggs and storing them pointy ends down. I had to store them for 9 days. I ordered a Brinsea mini advance incubator (automatic turning and temp control) and had to wait for it to be delivered. I didn't want to make one and chance something going wrong. I candled at day 10 and out of the 7 eggs, only 3 were fertilized really hoping to get another Roo. At day 14 I removed the 4 eggs that were not fertilized. The other 3 were developing nicely, moving around, and the air sack was the perfect size. The only time I took off the lid was when I added water and candled. The incubator held the temps at 99.5-99.6 F. I even check it at random times throughout the night. Come lockdown everything looked great. I candled, filled the water pots, placed a non-slid shelf liner down, and replaced the lid. Day 21 has since come and gone. It is now day 24 and the eggs have not moved, Pipped, or Chirped I just want to cry. Should I do a water float test or wait a few more days? Could they just be late because I had to store them over a week before incubating. Is there any hope. Any advice would be great. I would rather not get them out for testing if they still might hatch.