Hey guys, we have been incubating 24-eggs in a still air homemade incubator. I had some harsh conditions this past month, believe the temp was up to 104 at a few times (fluctuation with the thermostat). The humidity dropped to 20% on a few occasions (if my humidity monitor is correct). And even though we are at the beginning of day 22, I have my first chick pipping! I candled and know that I have SEVERAL that looked fine on day 18, and it has been locked down since. Questions: 1.) how long do we wait before removing the dud eggs? Since I will be leaving the chick that hatches alone in the bator for a while, can we just leave it alone for a few days? 2.) can you please help me identify this barn-yard lot of chicks as they hatch (who knows, it may just be the one). I had a very gracious chicken farmer give me these eggs for the cost of his eating eggs (they are all fertilized anyway) $2 per dozen. Therefore, this was a $4 experiment for our family. There are silkies, BRS, Red NH, and cuckoo marans in there. I hope that we will get a few cuckoos!