I know to wait but it is sooo hard. This is my first time having chickens. Last month I got 4 beautiful healthy friendly chicks who are thriving and are 6, 7, 8, and 9 weeks old. But I fell in love with Sebrights and can not find chicks anywhere near me. soooo... On March 4th I ordered 6 Silver Sebright eggs from Ebay. On the 6th a friend loaned me her hovabator and I immediately got it up a running. On the 7th the eggs arrived. Seven SS eggs all but one were in great shape. The one that wasn't had a huge indent and cracks but the membrane looked okay so I plopped in the egg turner just to see. At first everything was going great until day 4 and the temperature no longer wanted to stay at 99.5 It kept going down to 98. If I turned it up it wanted to skip 99, 100, 101, and 102 and go to 103. So I took a chance and stuck with 98. At one week I candled and had what looked like three unfertilized and 4 little kicking chicks. YAY! I candled again on the second week. Still three empty eggs. Two of the eggs were squirming around but the last two although bigger were now cloudy and had a blood ring around them. BOOO! Left them all in just in case. I think it has to do with the repair man we had over. He kept leaving the door open. After he left I about died when I saw the bater had dropped down to 80. Day 15 No eggs are moving, freak out, buy more eggs off of ebay, hop on here and find out it happens sometimes. Whew! Still can't sleep though get up at 2am and candle again. MOVEMENT! Yay and sleep. Day 18 candled one last time and tossed out the two quitters and the other three. Locked everything down. Here is where I get stupid... End of day 18 eggs are rocking and rolling. Ebay eggs show up... uh oh... Day 19 not as much movement Crap! I forgot to add the water (I have no hydrometer). Open it up and quickly add water to the second reservoir. Condensation... Oh no did I add to much water?! Condensation goes away after about 30 min. By the middle of day 20 no more movement. 21 no movement no pipping no peeping... Run to store buy my own incubator. "What do you mean you don't sell hydrometers?!!" Today day #22 nothing. Take them out for a quick candle. Only candle for about 10 seconds each egg. Huge air sac no noticeable movement. Nice veins on one of them no noticeable veins on the other. New incubator has been holding the temp for almost a day so I put the new eggs in it. Getting a hydrometer tonight. :/ So here I sit staring at eggs no sleep last night depressed and feeling stupid. For someone who spent weeks reading up on chickens and eggs I sure did a good job of screwing up. What do you think? Is there still hope? The air sacks look way bigger now on day 22 than they were on day 18.