Iv'e been candling this egg every day or so, trying to figure out when hatch time/ lockdown is. Well i guess today! The only problem is i have other eggs a week and 2 days still left that i have to turn. I stopped turning on monday because i knew the egg was close. today i started hearing chirping! no pip yet. My humididty is around 60% is that okay? Here's why i don't know when the inubation started: I'm probably the only person who has accidentally incubated an egg. I made a bator and put some eggs from the fridge in. They were probably 2 weeks old and had been in the fridge so i thought nothing would happen. I just wanted to see if the bator changed. (since my replacemt pullets won't lay till spring, I have been buying eggs from a really nice lady who has free ranging hens.) I know she has a rooster but didn't think the eggs would from from the fridge. I went to get eggs from her again and she gave me a hovabator, with the fan! she has hens to do the work. I decided to use it instead of my homemade bator since it had a hot spot even though there is a fan. I was going to put my homemade bator away and just decided to candle the eggs and see if they looked different. Sure enough one had blood vessels!!! I threw it in with my actual eggs i wanted to incubate and here we are now. SO he/she will be about a week older than the others if everything goes well. If he/she hasn't pipped when should i intervene? Daddy is a black copper maran and the hen is probably a new hamsire red/gold has the black on the tale. ( don't quite remember what she said. Or she has some buff orpington hens also. Wish us luck!!