...at day 18, my embryos aren't as far along developmentally as they should be? Today is day 17 (wow, that came quick. ) so tonight at 9 pm, I will turn for the last time. Which brings me to my first question: With the egg carton method, do I leave them standing on one side from day 18-21? Or should I just set the carton flat down? Second question: When I candled again last night, the chicks are definitely growing, but I don't think they are as big as they should be at 16 days (last night). So what happens if they didn't grow like they were supposed to (I believe it was the large temp. swings in the beginning. The first couple of days in the 'bator were crazy. *lol*) and I stop turning and such at day 18? Will it just take them, say, 22 days to hatch? But then will the increased humidity drown them? I think I will just act like tomorrow is day 18 and stop turning them tonight and hope for the best. I just really wanted to get y'alls opinion. Oh, and an answer on what to do with the egg carton? Set it down flat or on it's side? If side, which one?? Thanks! Please send good hatching vibes!