I'm concerned about my hatch rate and am examining the process to see what I may have done wrong. Using a Brinsea Mini Advance, I set the timer for 23 days, with auto turning to stop two days before hatch. I set the auto turn to turn every 45 minutes at the number 5 on the chart that comes with the brinsea, for small eggs. I kept one half of the reservoir with water, refilling every 2-3 days, kept the temp at 100F, candled all 12 at seven and fourteen days and saw that only 5 were developing (shipped eggs) and continued incubating those 5. At lockdown I filled both sides of the reservoir, candled again (all looked very dark with only the air space) removed from turner and placed back into BMA. On Saturday, day 22, one chick hatched and seems perfect, a male. I left him in the bator till yesterday, worrying that none were going to hatch I removed him and refilled both sides of reservoir quickly and put him in brooder. Last evening, 30 hrs after first chick, one more hatched, another male. This morning, with the other 3 eggs unhatched, I removed him too. They are both doing well. I haven't exactly thrown out the baby with the bathwater just yet, still have the remaining 3 eggs in bator. Yes I know lockdown is lockdown and I didn't exactly stick to that, not sure it was the cause of failure though. In retrospect I have some questions in my mind: Should I have set the days to 23 or 24, with auto turn to stop in last 2 days? Did I adjust my turning number correctly for bobwhites? (#5 on chart) Could I have had too much humidity filling one half of the reservoir every 2-3 days? Should I have left hatched chicks in for 2 days, not opening at all during lockdown? I cut out a circle of shelf liner with a hole in the middle using the turner as a pattern, so that was down after turner was removed. I've read about the splayed legs problem when they slip on the bottom of the BMA. Would paper towels be better? Or something else? One thing I've already decided is to use a small humidity/temp gauge next time. I'm new to incubating, so any helpful advice is appreciated.