Thanks for the encouragement Phage I understand that this hatch could go on for days and I am prepared for that. Especially since I have eggs from so many sources. Some breeds such as RIR, PBR, Serama and Lavender Orps come from two different suppliers. Things over all are going great. There are not a large number of eggs that have pipped and stalled. Typically I would expect to see egg lots mostly all pip within 18 hours of each other. The daylight assessment in an hour or so will be revealing on the remaining eggs of the groups that started to pip yesterday. I have no concerns for the ones that are just starting or have not even pipped yet. I agree though with the banties. Normally they would be on their way by now but Marans - well they are simply a pain in the ***. Additionally,12 Marans and 12 Wellies did not make it to LAX as they were destroyed by USPS. I have a dark egg curse. Debs wellies I tried to hatch locally suffered from a 9 hour power failure in Anahein! I do have a superb young BCM roo that hatched in Jan who I would like to get a couple of pullets for. Starting egg counts are important to make decisions on future deliveries, but a breeding trio or quad of a breed is one of my end point metrics. With 10 eggs of a breed laying locally each week, I can establish it in no time. This was also Bernie's first attempt at candling and I only could describe development. He could distinguish clears but we could not get into late quitters. He has done so well.