Ok so I'm worried about some eggs... one day my 10 year old started bringing eggs in and putting them in an incubator that has been stored in our garage that I guess he asked my mom for (it was my brother's when he was young). I didn't even realize we had it! I know nothing about hatching eggs or incubators! He turned it on and put some water in the bottom of it. I didn't really figure the eggs would hatch cuz I thought it had to be "just so" temperatures and humidity. After about a week, he quit putting eggs in there and I think pretty much turned them every day. Well... 2 days ago, much to my surprise I heard peeping coming from his room and there was a hatched chick!! Yikes!! I had no idea if we were supposed to leave it in the incubator or take it out. It was still a little damp so we got it out and put in a shoe box in the sunshine until my boy got a heat lamp and bigger container out of the garage. We've bought and raised chicks many times but never hatched any. By the end of the day we got the priveledge of watching another one hatch. My children were all thrilled!! Actually my husband and I were too! I've assumed/hoped that some more would hatch. I guess whatever my boy has been doing is right. But now I'm concerned! Last night 2 more eggs started to crack but they are oozing. One has a peeping chick in it but I'm questioning that it'll live. Its beak is poking out and it's breathing but everything is wet and gooey. The other egg has gooey stuff that's oozed out and appears to have made the crack stick together. I know that's poor descriptions but I'll try to post pictures. I've been reading about bad eggs and am worried. Please help this "uneducated" busy mom of 4 little children!