My Silkie Rooster was killed by opossums..... ...... (The opossums are now no longer a problem). He was such a sweet boy (a member of the family). His feathers and personality was so unique and I loved him dearly. So in an attempt to save a piece of him in a way, I started collecting the eggs and storing them pointy ends down. I had to store them for 9 days. I ordered a Brinsea mini advance incubator (automatic turning and temp control) and had to wait for it to be delivered. I didn't want to make one and chance something going wrong. I candled at day 10 and out of the 7 eggs, only 3 were fertilized really hoping to get another Roo. At day 14 I removed the 4 eggs that were not fertilized. The other 3 were developing nicely, moving around, and the air sack was the perfect size for how far along they were, so I know the humidity was right. The only time I took off the lid was when I added water and candled. The incubator held the temps at 99.5-99.6 F. I even check the temp at random times throughout the night. Come lockdown everything looked great. I candled, filled the water pots, placed a non-slid shelf liner down, and replaced the lid. Day 21 has since come and gone. It is now day 24 and the eggs have not Moved, Pipped, or Chirped I just want to cry. Should I do a water float test or wait a few more days? Could they just be late because I had to store them over a week before incubating. Is there any hope. Any advice would be great as I am currently a nervous wreck, and can't seem to stop looking at the eggs waiting for them to move... I would rather not get them out for testing/candling if they still might hatch. As far as the temps and humidity goes the Brinsea mini advance has keep everything perfect with no fluctuations.