I just hatched some chicks with my incubator for the first time! I'll be honest... after my first incubator not working I wasn't really expecting much! Day 20 I started stalking my incubator. I literally put a chair beside it and just sat there watching for hours at a time. Day 21... I had my first pip!!!! The first egg to pip wasn't just any egg.... it was a fairy egg from my silkie that wasn't even as big around as a quarter. I was shocked! I sat there ALL DAY waiting to welcome my babies in to the world! By the end of the day my little fairy egg hatched successfully! She/he is a silkie/EE cross. She is super small but she has ALOT of floof! She/he seems very healthy! Not long after my fairy egg hatched I had more chicks hatching out! By the end of day 22 (yesterday) I had 13 chicks total! That leaves me with 7 eggs in my incubator. Now on day 23 and no more pips yet. My question is how long do I wait before removing them and doing a eggtopsy? I haven't heard any chirping from them or seen any rocking going on. Should I go ahead and candle them or is that a bad idea? This is my first time so I still have alot to learn... but overall I think I did ok! Any advice helps! I just don't wanna mess this up lol. Thanks.