So my first batch of quail eggs didn't make it, they were rotton as rotton could be on day 21 so we pitched them. This new set i've moved to a new location thats not going to have the vibrations that the first batch had and i invested in an indoor/outdoor thermometer with humidity gage to keep track of things better than before. I have a styrafoam incubator with no egg turner, i do it all by hand, and one thing i've noticed is that i have to mess with the temprature gage A_LOT. I thought it would warm back up on its own but it really dosen't it drops at least two degrees every turn and won't go back up to 99 from 97 unless i mess with the dial. so... a little bit go's a long way in this case, a smidge to the right to warm back up and we wound up at my parents for 8 hours yesterday leaving my eggs apperently at the mercy of 102 for who knows how long till i got home to turn them and reajust. thsi is the first time its been over 100 i've been trying to keep the incubator at 99 solid this whole time.... my main question here is if my eggs are even remotely going to hatch now? After all 23 of my last batch died, i'm a little anxioud and downhearted about my chances this time, i bought 11 chicks just in case so i will at least have some live birds at the end of this. Last batch were my very frist try at hatching eggs, i'm extremely new at this so i'm pretty worried i'm going to fail again. Also, will it be too much on them to candle them at a week old? They are due to hatch the 6th or 7th(also my birthday) so i didn't know if that would harm them or not or if i'd even see anything at this point? any info helps a ton! Also, the quail i'm trying to hatch are coturnix quail.