Well I am new here, and have been reading everything in the forums for a couple weeks now. Some of it multiple times! Anyhow, I just minutes ago hatched my very first chick. I was so afraid I would do something wrong. These were eggs from my girls, and they are on day 20. The first pipped around 7 am, and I have really had to control myself wanting to stick my hands in there, but I managed to restrain myself. Mycontrol paid off, one just hatched and another has pipped. Yay! I started with 12, five candled clear, and 3 of the remaining were easter egg so I couldnt see, but the first one hatched come from a green egg. I did days 1-18 in a hovabator, lockdown in a diy that I put together by pouring over plans on this site. Anyhow, just wanted to say hi, and share my good news! the rest of them hatch!