<<I've updated the title of this post for this weekend's hatchers. 12/12/07, d_rooster>> Well, it's Day 14 here and I candled again this morning. I saw at least some movement in all five eggs. The egg contents are much darker than just a few days ago and it's really hard to see much in the lower end of the egg, but I could almost swear I can see wet feathers. The air cells are increasing in size like they should, I hope. I have taken speckled hen's advice and have maintained the humidity in the 40-50% range. Humidity has been hovering around 43% the last few days. With only one week to go I have high hopes. Broody Betty has the other six Silkie eggs in her cozy nest outside in the coop end of the chicken tractor (Day 15 for her). This is her first time being broody and she is learning what it's all about. She's been a very religious sitter and yesterday I finally saw her get off the nest on her own to come eat with her two cell mates when food was tossed on the ground. I think Charlie, the little red pyle rooster in my avatar photo, was the one who convinced her that the treat was worth leaving the nest for a moment. I threw the food down, Charlie ran out of the coop area, stood over the food and clucked excitedly as if to say, "It's good stuff, everybody come get some." Betty was off the nest like a shot, pecked up a few bites, then ran back in the coop and was back on the nest in less than a minute. I am so thankful to Charlie, since I had been having to remove Betty from the nest each morning and put her right in front of some food to convince her to eat. Maybe she had been sneaking out when I'm not watching, but now I'm reassured to have seen her leave the nest on her own at least once. How is the incubating going for you other guys who are due around the 14th, 15th, 16th (next weekend)?