Well I haven't posted after my last disappointing attempt at hatching, but our egg provider was generous enough to send me a new batch of eggs and on Jan 1st instead of partying we set the eggs. We put the incubator in a quieter part of the house and used an automatic egg turner this time. We also threw in an egg from our favorite hen, Rosie, who is a RIR. So we started with 9 eggs... after 3 or 4 days we candled them and could detect no action except on Rosie's egg. We kept candling them and could not determine anything, the eggs we have are very dark and hard to see. After about a 6 days my husband threw in another two eggs from our own hens because we figured if Rosie's was the only one hatched at least the chick would have company when brooding. Last night I was startled to hear peeping while watching Star Trek! This is so exciting I cannot even go to work today. I have two of the Aurucuana bantams with pips!! One has stuck something out but it is towards the bottom of the egg so I cannot really see. The other (top) is pipped on the top! I am SOO EXCITED!!!! I have to make sure the babies are okay when they arrive!