Tomorrow is day 18 for me, too. I put the eggs in my homemade incubator on Feb. 27th at around 4 PM. So I'm hoping they'll start hatching in the afternoon on Friday, the 20th. Tomorrow afternoon, I am planning on taking out the homemade turner and placing the eggs in a cardboard egg flat. Also I'll be adding another sponge for extra humidity for the last three days. Does that sound like the right plan??
Our broody hen hatched six Silkie chicks out of 8 eggs last week. It's much easier letting the hen do the work!