I candled last night as I needed to add water and here are the results so far: BBS Orpingtons: 8/16 Black Rosecombs: 6/6 Silkies: 6/7 California White Crosses: 7/8 Dark Brahma Bantams: 4/5 I might have a better ratio on the BBS's. I did not use the brightest light. I am just so excited I had to share. I have let momma raise chicks all my life but this is the first time I have used an incubator. When I was a kid, one of my jobs was to spinkle and turn hundred's of eggs at a time in my great grandparents dirt floor basement but that was just work. This is pleasure! Edited due to the fact that I cannot count to 42!