Officially, I mean. I know it's no surprise to many of you. OK, so, I have a very precious few BBS Ameraucana eggs incubating. I have had NO luck candling or building a candler that worked right, so I've been unable to see inside. I should have bought a candler or had someone walk me through making one before getting started--that lesson's learned. Anyway, when Day 21 came and went with no activity, I just gave them up for lost. Out of curiosity, because I wanted to see if they had ever begun to develop in the first place, and how far along they got, if so, I popped the top off of one egg. I did it carefully not because I suspected there might be anything living inside, but because I was afraid of getting extremely grossed out. Yeah, I know, lame. I'm sure you know what is coming. Once I could see into the air cell, I saw movement. You could have knocked me over with a feather. I feel terrible. I covered the hole with a warm, damp cloth and put the egg back into the incubator with the others. I know I probably killed it, but now I'm hoping against hope that some of the others are viable and will make it to hatch. How long should I wait, before giving them up for dead? I obviously jumped the gun the first time.