Ok so I have a handful of eggs that are in my home made incubator and are on day 23? Almost 24. (It's hard to stabilize the temperature as we are solely wood heat and the temp of the house goes up and down, so I have a dimmer that I'm constantly going back and forth with.) I fully anticipated my hatch coming a couple days behind schedule because my temperature drops every night as the fire dies while we sleep. Anyhoo to my primary question. I water candled my eggs and most of them are viable wiggling floating lovely sights to see, however I had three that sank. I started to egg-topsy one because why not, it's a dud, all my research has shown that sinking eggs are dead. I started to carefully open one and I didn't perforate the inner skin and my baby chick was still alive and thrashing, and well I killed him on accident. (Slightly feel terrible right about now) does anyone have any experience with sinking eggs still being viable? I'm at a loss right now. I put back all my sinkers lol because I don't know what else to do. Please help my very inexperienced self.