Ok guys and gals Im getting fertile silkie eggs on Tues/wed next week and this is the first try at incubating for me and my 6 year old son William. We have the incubator set up and running with temps between 99 and 101F and humidity at 47-55% The breeder tells me the eggs have had awesome hatch rates in the past so I am hopeful although realistic about our chances. ( i had changes typed here before--> typo i just noticed so i fixed it!) Any advice anyone can give at this stage would be great. I will be keeping both an electronic ( on the forum here) and a paper record of everything that happens during the ensuing 21 days. I will be doing the pencil marking, turning 3-4x daily, and keeping records of the temp and humidity changes. I will candle at day 5, 10 and 14 as I have read is common for ppl to do. Other than that, any information on the infamous exploding rotten egg and how to avoid it would be REALLY appreciated since the incubator is in my son's room!