I have 50 eggs in the incubator. Some black Ameracaunas I paid fairly dearly for and some Lavender cochin bantams same paying dearly for. And some bantams begged from the neighbors and some of my chicken's eggs which will be mutts. But I just discovered that the two thermometers were lying to me or something. I checked the bottom of the bator ( It's a hovabator) and the temp was 95 down there. Not sure if that has been going on all along or if it's a new development. I have the eggs in cartons (nervous about that) but I keep them on their side and just turn the whole thing over, side to side, a couple of times a day. Gosh, I hope I didn't chill my babies to death. I am getting a candler in a couple of days and I think I will wait till it gets here to candle. I can put off the heartbreak a few days. If this hatch doesn't work out, well, I guess I wait till next spring. sigh. I lost a dozen call duck eggs to my inexperience. I don't have a room in my house or on my property that is constant and stable so i am checking temps constantly. I can't believe I didn't notice. Well, just handling the cartons kept me from feeling if the eggs were warm or not... The cartons felt warm enough. I wonder also if the cartons kept the heat from circulating. Drat!! and Double Drat!!! I am hoping they weren't so cold as to not survive... Is crying allowed for Big Girls here?