I read about a test that may be able to clarify if a chick is dead or alive in its' shell. What are your opinions? Does this work? Or is there another way to check? ***Will water on the eggs or the egg submerged in water harm the baby chicks inside?*** Day 20/21 (not sure, as we set the eggs initially in a late evening one night) We had the humidity set wrong (75-90%) for the first 13 days, and ran it between 10-30% until Day 18. We were not able to track the air cell growth (shipped eggs, dark colored) during incubation. We were able to see that each egg is fertile, and at our last candling (Day 16) they were even moving around all crazy in their shells. During the last week, I removed the eggs from their incubator for a half hour here and there (twice a day maybe) in an effort to "evaporate humidity" more rapidly to help the air cells grow (since we werent able to regulate the incubator to a low enough humidity). I am worrying now as I have not heard or seen a thing from the eggs at their last candling (Day 18) and up til now. Can I do anything to see if they are alive still or not? I get a hint of a smell that I think is bad when I open the incubator sometimes; I can't tell if it is the hot air that is the smell or the eggs themselves. Its not bad enough that I would be scared. Just something off.