Okay, so I tried the incubation thing a couple months ago as a homeschool project for my son. But, because of my lack of kowledge and overall ignorance, I had no success. It was quite dissappointing. I recommend throwing the directions that come with your incubator away as a first step to hatching! Anyways, fast forward to three weeks ago when I decided to try just one more time (my third try). I bought 2 1/2 dozen eggs because I figured that would up my odds . I also found BYC (woohoo!), and so started my thrid attepmt at hatching chicks. So today would be 21 days but yesterday when I got home from church, I checked the temp and humidity and noticed one of my eggs had a pip! I was so darn excited I could hardly contain it! However, I was worried that the humidity at 55 (with three sponges and full water reservoirs, I haven't been able to get it higher than 60 ), it wouldn't hatch. I went to be around one with no progrees but several other eggs pipped and lots of chirping. Woke at 5:30 this morning out of sheer excitement, and still nothing. Another egg had pipped, making it seven total (out of 23 that made it to lockdown). I'm not a patient person but I could only hear one chirping and thought it was probably only the most recent chick to pip. I kinda lost hope on that first one, thinkng that it wounld't make it because of my humidity issues. I hadn't seen any changes since the first pip. So I decided to go back to bed and when I woke up at 8, sure enough, that first little chickie had hatched and was peeping up a storm!! I was so excited about it, I was dancing around the room, I could've just peep my pants!! It's still in there just stumbling around of course and I hope it arouses and encourages the others that have pipped! My hope has been restored!!! Anyways, I have learned so much from browsing the BYC forum and I wanted to share my oh so exciting news!!