Well, well, well... I'm learning a LOT about how shipping affects hatches. 7 EE eggs -- 1 exploded. 2 hatched. 1 supposedly hatches tomorrow. Looks like a quitter. 4 BBS eggs -- 3 duds. 1 supposedly hatches tomorrow. 4 Merriam turkey eggs. 3 look like duds. 1 I can see the heart beating. 12 BCM eggs from friend. At day 14, 8 to 10 appear to be viable (as much as I can tell candling BCM eggs...). Even though I am fairly new at this incubating thing, I still get hatches, albeit, low. The chicks that come out are healthy and the incubator runs a consistent 100F (still air). The hatch happens spot on the day they're supposed to. The telling thing is the BCM eggs from a friend were hand-delivered. I figure I'll have some peeps from this clutch and the number should be much higher than the others. I can only guess that the shipping is at fault with the other eggs and has screwed up the viability of the hatches. With this in mind, it's insane to spend a lot of money on shipped eggs, no matter how well the seller packs them. They can't guarantee fertility or handling, and apparently even with bright red warning stickers on boxes, the "gentle handling" the eggs receive isn't enough. As much as I want to hatch really cool birds from different folks, the post office will obviously make my success rate somewhere around 25% as opposed to what appears to be closer to 80% with hand-delivered eggs. Sigh.