I hate to hijack the thread, (well, not really for this)..
These are my chicks that hatched last night. I still have 20 eggs in the hatcher. I do not subscribe to the "lockdown" you read about on here. Hens do not sit on the nest for three days straight. I had 27 eggs in the hatcher, if I do not remove them to another incubator they get over crowded in the little incubator.
I try to keep the humidity in my hatcher at around 40%. Do not worry if it goes higher. When the eggs start Pipping, the humidity will rise. I try to not let it fall below 30-35 in last three days. I use sponges on the bottom of the incubator and add water either through the air holes in the incubator cover or when I open it I put it on the sponges. I use a turkey injector syringe about half full when I add water so I do not get too much. I take the needle off and attached a plastic hose so I can add water right to the sponge without getting the eggs wet.
Now here are the pictures:
First 2 are my Speckled Sussex.. Third one is my White sport, a double recessive white gene Cream Legbar. I think he is a rooster!
Really cute! Especially the CL sport. I never had a white one and I think they are so pretty!