I was at work the other day while my marans were hatching. We had 6/8 eggs pipping and I already had two beautiful chicks out. I called my daughter for updates who was home and all was well with 4 chicks by 7pm. I unfortunatley could not make it home til 11pm and when I called at 8pm she told me the dog(who just had pups two weeks ago) snuck in the spare room where "I keep my incubators on table.She killed and ate all the chicks while she went out to give the horses some hay. I was so mad at my dog, the daughter just every one! Man I really wanted those salmon maran chicks! Well I got home around 11pm and the incubator lid was ajar and saw one lonely egg she did not get to it the corner of the incubator was pipped. The temp was 70 degrees and the humidity at only 18%. I was going to toss it, but just put it back upright knowing I would dispose of it in the morning. I woke to some peeping around 5am and there was the chick hatched and dry and fluffy pecking at the incubator to get out. She(i think) is my little survivor. I contacted the breeder who is sending me out some new eggs this week for just the shipping. I'm sending him some of my blue marans as a gift.