Dont be too hard on yourself. Its your first try! My first try was in January & I did almost the exact same thing to 3! I candled & saw they were not developing & bang - 3 of the 10 I thought were duds were kickin'
It happens to us all.
Give it a couple of days. After that clean up & try again.
Its always hard when you wait for 3 weeks. I set 58 eggs in my first try (huge home made) and had 16 hatch. 10 were duds (see previous statement about 3 being alive) so 48. I didn't touch them again after the 3 I killed.
So 48 went into lock down. Problem was - I couldn't get the humidity up. Was stuck at 40% I learned just this week on my second hatch that I had too much airflow. In any case - the lack of humidity killed most of my chicks in the egg & several were shrink wrapped.
Of the 16 that hatched 1 fell in the bowl of water I added to try to bring up the humidity & drown while I was asleep. Tell me about it. That sucks!
Thanks midget !!!! if i get 1 i'll consider it a success if that was the one I'll try again I also have 26 rrare breeds coming in Mon at post office so we wil have a lot of fuzzies but I still would like my ee/game and BR /games hatch
Oh, my Olga is an EE/game cross and is the BEST broody! She's flighty and not very warm and friendly, but she's got her own personality and is a really fun addition to our flock. I hope you enjoy your EE/game cross(es), as well.