Well I set 28 eggs on the 9th and today is day 17 with down to 22 eggs due to some being non fertile or dying off early. So tomorrow starts 1st day of not having to turn them and the 30th marks the 21st day, so I am anxiously awaiting and hoping that all the rest survive Today I went and got my heat lamp, medicated chick starter and starter grit Now here's a question from a newbie is it possible that these chicks could come earlier? How soon before the 30th should the brooder and lamp be ready? Is there anything that I may have forgotten? How low should the heat lamp hang Forgive my questions but I wish to do this right! Hoping for hatch vibes and a successful hatch!! OH BTW my 25 chick pullets from Ideal will ship out in 2 days!!