It can definitely be nerve-wracking, especially when it's eggs that you've put a lot of money into and you want them to hatch sooo bad. It's hard not to worry then no matter how many times you've incubated eggs. But it's all worth it when they start hatching I have SQ Indian Runners in a bator now (among other things ), so I know how you feel lol.
Good luck to both of y'all! And definitely post pictures of them when they hatch Don't think I've ever seen pic of a shamo chick lol.
yeah im looking through the windows checking temp and humidity any chance i get ... my mrs must think im a looney at times i even got out of bed in the early hour's to check everything was running ok ... ive relaxed a bit now it just a matter of time to see how it pan's out ,
im really wanting to try some of them " mandarine duck hatching eggs " but for X6 eggs its costs between £50 - £75 witch is a fair bit so my incubation skills need to be up to skratch so im having a few test run's first ,, im also doing 10 mixed duck eggs and 10 quail that a friend bought me from a aution last week only thing is i know nothing about the eggs he got so they will be a surprise to find out what they are lol ,,,
i bought a great book on chickens yesterday from the little bits ive read it seems a good book goes in to detail but puts it in steps easy to follow worth a read for anyone starting out !! and there's a photo of my other incubator i got 48 egg semi ...