I've always wondered at the number of hatching threads and "I'm on lockdown -- HELP" emergency threads. Now that I have my first ever batch of incubator eggs being locked down tonight I totally, totally get it.
Does every minute from now until day 21 feel like 10 hours? Yes. Have I convinced myself they are all going to hatch? Yes. Have I convinced myself none are going to hatch? Yes. Am I a nervous wreck? YES!!!
So, I've got 10 eggs in the Brinsea and 5 other eggs under a broody hen. All due to hatch on the same schedule. My husband is taking bets on how many miles I will log jogging between the coop to check on the hen and the basement to check on the incubator.