Greetings from a sunny South Africa! I have been a lurker around this site for a couple of weeks now.. After reading some of the questions asked, I truly feel totally free to ask ANYTHING!! You folks are really some of the most patient, friendliest people I have ever met online. I am a relative newbie in all things considering chickens (and posting pics) and have to agree.. It is addictive! Recently my brother gifted me with just over a hundred eggs.. (a very, very long story) http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd191/Mareloo_photo/hoendes038.jpg http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd191/Mareloo_photo/hoendes037.jpg http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd191/Mareloo_photo/hoendes036.jpg I am very worried.. Is this bator not to small? It is only day 3. Meaning I haven't candled any of the eggs yet.. Still.. Will there be enough room for the chicks? On another note.. In a smaller bator I got. (First time! Yah!!) It is day 20 today. I am also very worried about that lot. After reading some of the posts here, I realize I am going to have a bigger problem than first thought. I cant get the humidity higher than 50%. Have any of you got any suggestions for a last ditch (desperate) effort for me to get the humidity up? Also another question.. LOL, It will be the last one in this post.. If it is true that eggs can still hatch 5 days after due date.. and I stopped turning them on day 18.. wont it be to long without turning? Maybe sneak in and give them a sneak turn? or not.. Mareloo whoispanicking!!