OK. This is my second hatch--- (first with the new Hovabator Genesis!) First hatch was in a Little Giant, with eggs that the post office used as kickballs. I set 14 RIR eggs on June 1, and 6 mixed eggs about 16 hours later. Today, being day 18/17 (well, now that it's after midnight-- it's 19/18) -- I was planning to take the automatic turner out first thing tomorrow morning- figuring I'd be almost on time for one set, just a bit over on the other-- I decided to take a peek just before bed ( it's now 1:12 am here) and I've got 2 pips out of my RIR eggs!!! So, I quickly took them from the turner, and set them in the egg cartons (that I had sitting ready just next to the bator) and popped them right back in. I know I may have disturbed them, but I didn't want to leave the turner in-- because I'll be sleeping soon (ya..right!! now that I have pips,I dunno about that!) and don't want anyone getting hurt. Hopefully by morning I"ll have some new additions to the family to add to the 4 week old chicks! Wish me luck!!!