Four of the five eggs that I put in the bator have hatched and the last one has pipped. I put the five in the bator after Sophia stopped setting on them. They have been in lock down since the 30th, well past the 3 day normal lock down, but I thought if they were going to hatch it would be within a few days. I have not turned the eggs and candled them without taking them from the bator by lifting the lid of the bator slightly and placing a small flashlight on each egg. The first to hatch was Peeps, a pearl gray, and a feisty little thing who is in the brooder with the keets that are a week older then him. Then came my lav, who is pretty small but eating and drinking well. Next came 2 more pearl grays, hatching within hours of each other and who are slightly larger then the lav. I have the lav and those 2 keets in a brooder together. Last night the last egg pipped. I am excited to see what this last one is like. I am thankful that I opted to get the bator and was able to hatch the eggs, otherwise they would have been disposed of after Sophia quite setting.