47 eggs in the incubator. 3 made it almost all the way. Formed chicks but died in the shell. 1 egg left under my broody hen hatched. SO, I have 2 questions.... First, when you gather eggs, do you put them right in the incubator and mark them or do you hold onto them until you have a bunch. This is what my motherinlaw did with fairly good success. I did it as a miserable failure. I do have 2 incubators, so I could keep them in the turner until day 18 and then transfer them to the other one to hatch. Second, if you hold onto the eggs do you refrigerate them or keep them at room temperature? I had the eggs saved at room temperature. Could that have been my problem? Maybe when I take the chick away I'll stick some more eggs under her?