I have rescued these 9 eggs from the field where hubby was cutting hay. Momma flew off the nest and has not returned in 5 hours. I have permission from the wild game asso to raise and release on our property. Have done this once before....8 years ago. I have candled and think all the eggs are fertile and only one looks further developed. We have had dry weather in the 90s and I know the outside temps can affect the hatch date. Questions: Should I count from say day three? Bator temp is at 99 degrees and rising right now and If I remember right, the temp should hover around 100 - 101 and the humidity should be 65%. Bator is a Little Giant 9200 still air. Please correct me if those figures are not right. I was told not to try to wash off the eggs but to use a soft brush. Would anyone else offer advice on this question. Sanitize with wipe off or soft brush? Used the soft brush last time and out of 7 eggs, we had 4 hatch and successfully re-introduced them to the wild. but they appeared cleaner than these today. I'm using an auto egg turner inside my bator and will take it out when I think we are two days from hatch which should be around the 16 - 18 of July. Will know more after I candle again in a week.