I'm new to this forum and quail raising and have been incubating Snowflake bobwhite quail eggs with no success so far. I had several that weren't fertilized and others that died early on. The few that made it to lockdown pipped at the side of the egg and after 4 days ( just to be absolutely sure they didn't have a chance) I finally threw three out after candeling and not seeing movement and opened up the fourth one( very carefully just in case he was ok) to see what went wrong. The little guy was fully developed and already dead and appeared to be facing the pointy side of the egg. Temp has been a steady 101.5-102 (still air incubator, just a cheap styrofoam) and I had a few issues with humidity at first, but it stayed at about 55% then raised to 65% after lockdown. I hand turned twice a day and didn't open the lid during lockdown. Before lockdown I placed them air sac up because I have read that is the best way to get the chicks to hatch correctly. I thought I was doing everything right so I'm not really sure where I'm going wrong. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated! I have a new clutch in there now so hopefully I'll have better luck. Also one last thing! I have an 18 day old egg that appears to have a saddle shaped air sac but he's moving around. Will he be ok to hatch on his own or is there no hope for him either? Thanks again!