I just spent $100 on twenty special gamefowl chicken eggs and only one hatched. I need to know what I did wrong before I try again. Here is a detail description of what did. Equipment: Brand new 1588 Genesis Pre-set Thermostat with automatic egg turner. \ My incubator was in the house in my kitchen and I have central A/C and heat with the thermostat set to 70 degrees. I monitored the internal temperature and humidity of the incubator with my Ambient Weather radio controlled outdoor sensor. The average temperature of the incubator for the first 18 days stayed between 99.5 and 99.9 degrees and the humidity stay between 40% and 55%. It did drop down to 10% for maybe an hour when it ran out of water before I discovered it. 1. I stabilized the temperature (preset) and humidity to 45% (average) for 24 hours prior to putting the eggs in. 2. I put all the eggs in with the pointy or small end down. 3. I left the eggs alone for the next 18 days and only opened the incubator to add water (about 5 times). 4. On day 18 I took the egg turner out and increased the humidity to between 70 and 80% and placed a layer of newspaper over the wire mesh. For some reason the internal temperature dropped to 98.5 to 98.9 degrees after the change on day 18. On day 21 one chick hatched, but I did not open the incubator and left the incubator closed for another 36 hours before opening it to do a light test to see what was going on. The light test revealed 9 eggs that never started to develop. 1 egg had developed about 25%, 1 egg had developed about 50%, 2 eggs were about 80% developed and 6 eggs were fully developed but did not hatch and were all dead. What went wrong? I read and read and read and followed everything read to a T. It just can't be this hard to incubate eggs! After spending $300 on eggs and incubation equipment, I have one chick to show for it (it had better lay golden eggs). I want to try again, but until I know what killed my chick I am too afraid to try. Please help!