I've had my share of problems hatching eggs, but I've pretty much have it down to a science. 1st of all every time I try changing things around because of what I read is what messes me up. The biggest most important difference I'm gonna tell you is to set your incubator to 101. I've tried 99.5 and numerous other degrees, because of what I read. I'm hatching out 2nd batch this year's chicken eggs. First batch were strong healthy, and some hatched early at 101 degrees. Well everyone said it was to high so on the second batch lowered to 99.5. Well day 21 and no peeps. I got scared so I raised it bk to 101, and what do you know all are peeping now. Temperature was to low and if I had waited I might have lost them all.