I put these babies in on Feb 28th at 8:28pm - not that I have a well documented diary on this hatch or anything... I am DYING, and I do mean DYING to see a silkie chick up close and personal. I started with 18 eggs. Was pretty sure I had 12 viable ones about half way through, and then when I candled on the 18th day, I think 2 more had quit on me. So I'm hoping for 10 silkie chicks - though I left the other eggs in too, just in case I'm wrong. I also put in 8 of my own mixed eggs. I wanted to have a few in there that weren't shipped just in case the shipped eggs poop-out on me, I still might get a few new fuzzy-buggers. I'd hate to have hand-turned all this time and end up with absolutely NUTHIN'. Ya know? I was gone most of today, but when I returned, guess what? A silkie pip! And the chick talks to me when I talk to her. I'm on my way now! So I'm going to pop some popcorn and put in a movie. Then I'm going to sit down with that bator at my side til somebody decides to jump out and meet me. Woo hoo Such fun! Don't worry, updates and pictures will follow.