Okay, I have hatched my very first chick last week. It did very well and it was the only egg I had that was hatching. Well this week I had another egg, I am doing these one at a time because it is just easier for us right now, and I had been candling and today was supposed to be day 22, I noticed I hadn't heard any peeping and so I decided that I wanted to be nosey and looked in and candled the egg and there was no movement. I am using a Hovabator Genesis 1588 and my humidity has been between 43 and 60 percent. Well when i opened the egg I saw a light brown place on the membrane, and then on over I saw a hole in the membrane that had black around it. The baby was dead in the egg. It was perfectly formed though there was blood from it's umbilical area and some sticky liquid that got on my hands while I was "operating" from inside the egg. I also noticed the membrane was very dry, though I cannot figure out why since my humidity has been very consistant. Any ideas? I am making sure water is constantly in the bator and my temps stay right at 100. If they do anything they either hit 99.9 or 101.0 and then straight back to 100. I can't understand why the first egg hatched so well and quickly, I mean I haven't changed anything about the incubator. I cleaned it very well afterward. I had another one dead in shell on Saturday that I posted about as well, same thing with it.