I had 12 eggs in my incubator that were at 21 days last Thursday, three days ago. I blew up my thermometer so haven't had one in there for these three weeks. When nothing hatched Thursday or Friday, I figured that I had messed up because I didn't lock them down three days early, I turned them on day 19 (half asleep after a long shift and forgot what day I was on). Today bought a new thermometer and put it in there, it was 95 degrees. Turned up the temp to get it up to 99.5, figuring I'd put in the last of the eggs from my girls who were killed by a fox day before yesterday so I could replace the ones I lost. I left the 12 eggs in there because I didn't know what to do with them and was just leaving them to sit there while I figured it out. Just went into the kitchen now with the idea of taking the "dead" eggs out and putting in the five I had from my girls the day they got killed. Opened the bator, picked up three to put them in a box to throw them away, and one of them cheeped. So...if the temp had been running at 95 instead of 99.5, but the eggs had seemed to be developing normally to my very inexperienced candling, what are the odds that they are still alive in there, at day 24, and could still actually hatch? One of them has pipped since I turned up the temperature at about 1:00 this afternoon, and one of them is talking, but has anybody ever had a hatch actually survive being the wrong temp and had them hatch when you turned the heat up? I'm certainly not gonna toss them now when they may be alive in there, but I'm at a loss as to how long I should wait to see how they do. Or if they developed correctly, or any one of a million other questions I could ask. Any insight?