Woo Hoo! I brought in my expert neighbor for my first candling, thank goodness, because I saw only one positive where she was able to point out six + one questionable. The dud was apparent to both of us, I suspected all along it was bad - it was very small and I had noticed it was starting to weep. We promply dissected it so the kids could see what was on the inside. I am still telling myself 50% is the average result from a hatch, but I am very happy. I just can't help but look forward to the next step! Tell me what food you will start your chicks on out there. Medicated or non-medicated? I will only have two opportunities in the next 2 1/2 weeks to get to Farm & Fleet. What's your recommendation? Is anyone going organic?