Last week I hatched 3 barred rocks out of 26 eggs obtained locally. I am now hatching another 30 eggs obtained via ebay. So far about 6 have hatched and several more are pipping. I work shift work and 3 chicks were out at 6 AM. When I woke up at 1 PM there were 3 more out and some half out with more pipping. My question is: Should I remove the hatchlings or leave them until tomorrow morning when I get off work? My humidity is at 57% with a forced draft gqf incubator with 2 vents 1/2 way open. Temperature is 100 degrees at the hatch tray. How long should I give them before chunking the eggs? Is it normal for it to take several hours to hatch a batch of chicks? I waited too long before putting them in lockdown because wifey miscalculated the days. They were in lockdown only for around 24 hours before they started hatching. How bad did this hurt me? Lots of questions but I am very serious about hatching these due to the fact that they are Black copper Marans and I want a good flock.