I feel the need to confess!! I always put my eggs on lockdown early- the night of day 17. I always open the bator, mess with the eggs, candle the eggs, etc WAY too much. I don't *do* lockdown very well. I am always messing with the eggs. I am quick to intervene. My temps and humidity are always swinging up and down. Augh!!!! There, I feel better now that that's off my chest. I also realize I am super lucky in that Ive had everything that's made it to lockdown has hatched so far. Of course, I've only incubated once before my current batch that's on lockdown. I'm really trying to take a more hands-off approach. I am the kind of person that just has to mess with everything. When Im pregnant, I always try every trick in the book those last couple of weeks before my due date, to try and jump-start labor..... of course it never works PS Im really not looking to be lectured, I meant this post as a kind of funny, I need to get a grip sort of way.