This is DH's and my first hatching experience. We place 26 eggs in the incubator (everything from Silkies to RIRs). We only had to toss one that had a crack!!! We placed our eggs into lockdown on Saturday thinking "okay it is day 18 we still have 3 days to wait" WRONG!!! We were gone all day yesterday building a new brooder () at a friend's house! When we got home, I went to feed the dogs and I walked past the incubator only to see that WE HAD OUR FIRST BABY!!! It had to have happened within about 4 hours. We had no other pips last night and we had one pip this morning but then I had to leave. And when I left this morning he was resting but looked great and he was drying out very well. Is this normal to have one hatch so much earlier than the rest? PLEASE HELP A ROOKIE!