Last night I was at my lil 4 acre farm. I just got done building a large coop and pen for my layers. Picked up some 3 mo old pygmies, and the girlfriend brought a pregnant beagle home from the shelter. Busy enough as it is, and still have to build a pen for the two Tamworth feeder pigs due next week. Anyhow, I started incubating based on a 23 day gestation period.... Swore I saw it here..... Well the boys were looking at the eggs, and about 1/2 and hour later Carla, my girlfriend, said that one of my eggs were cracked. I was ticked, thinking that the boys did something.... Lo and behold, about 6 pm, I had our first pip. By this morning, 13 hours later, I had 5 pips. Incidentally, yesterday evening was the beginning of day 20. I set them on a Thursday evening hoping for a Saturday evening hatch. Thankfully I have to work til 6 pm tonight so I won't be hovering. Maybe I will have more pips today, maybe even some chicks. Sitting here worrying about the humidity, added water Tuesday, humidity is hovering around 65 to 67% if I trust the hygrometer. Reason I have trust issue is that the thermometer in the bator reads 101, and the hygrometer reads 97.2 so who knows? We'll keep an eye out and see what happens. I don't want to have to do chick hatch surgery.... not on my first one lol!