I thought this would be fun for people waiting for their first hatch to see. Yesterday I cought this little RIR hatching so decided I'd take some shots as it came out. It is the first time I ever used an egg carton and it worked like a dream! Now all my eggs are in cartons and I find tilting the carton so much easier than moving individual eggs around 4-5 times per day.:<)) Here is Lil reds entry into the world from my bator window. From peep to pip to actual hatch was really fast. After a couople of hours from making his pip hole and then resting.... he actually zipped (while I watched in amazement) in perhaps 20 minutes or so. So much fun to watch! Then he sat in his little egg carton for an hour or so before getting up and floundering round finding his legs.