OK, I have read about humidity being up higher, down lower, for actual hatching/pipping. Is it supposed to be higher or lower? what percentage? Secondly, we have several eggs pipping BUT they are ever sooooo slow, just tiny bits of shell coming off. Our current humidity is about 50% (from memory, the bators are at the tack house) Are there certain breeds that pip more quickly, others more slowly? Ours are Marans and it seems the few hatch successes we've had was pretty slow. We did have one Leghorn cross that pipped, zipped and VOILA! was out pertty quickly. I do know the membrane in the Leghorn egg seems to *cleaner* and easily torn whereas the Maran membrane is tougher? Or is that just my 'tarded thinking? thanks!