Hello byc, I just wanted to share my first time hatching eggs. So on March 1 I set 5 eggs in my homemade incubator(still air, water heater thermo) temp between 97 and 103(not ideal but just to excited to start). I set them on their side and turned them 2-3 times a day. Humidity was at around 30% and I was excited for the up coming hatch. I candled pretty much everyday due to to much excitement and watching the little babies grow. At about 9 days I determend that one egg wasn't fertile and needed to be discarded. Sure enough no spider viens. But I was sure I had 4 fertile eggs. On day 15 after candling all the eggs I noticed that one egg looked different then all the rest. The viens had disappeared and I didn't see any movement. I then took the egg out put it in a ziplock bag(fear of explosion) and started to crack the egg open. Yup embryo had died. Bummers. I had 3 good eggs going into lock down. I put a wet sponge in and closed the lid. Humidity was now at 70%. This was when things got bad. On day 22 March 22 930am I had one pip. But the weird thing was that it was more toward the middle. I listened and did hear peeping so he was getting oxygen. So I left him alone. Got home from work I was hoping I'd have all 3 eggs piped but no difference. Hmmmm Then this morning at 930 being 24 hours in the shell I was getting worried. A possible malposotion? I decided to assist. after successfully getting him/her out I wanted to check on the other eggs being overdue. I candled and tapped and saw no movement. Then did a float test. Found out that one egg had no movement and one rocked all over. I opened up the dead egg and what looked like another malposotion chick. There was also a lot of fluid some green and yellow but it didn't smell fowl. Stumped... I tossed the egg. So where I stand now I have one chick drying and resting and one moving egg thats not piped. I'm gonna wait till tomorrow and candle to see if there's any change. Kinna stressful hatching chicks and very disappointed in my efforts. Don't know if I'll do it again. Should I keep waiting for the last egg or start a pip for it?