I started w/ 15 of my own eggs. When I put them into lockdown 2 were rotten, down to 13. Well two days before my 1st batch was due the electricity went off for two hours, I had to bring my eggs in by the fire. When hatch day finally came....nothing hatched...they were suppost to hatch Tuesday..they didn't hatch until Thursday Morning, early. Around 1:00 Thursday Morning I had just finished saying my prayers and I asked God to let the baby buttons hatch and then I checked on the incubater before I went to bed....a button had hatched! I was thrilled and when I woke up the next morning..here is what I found... Incubator - Empty Brooder ... Cookie Cooler Heat Lamp Holder! Red Breasted Egg Pipped ( hard to see ) 10 eggs before they hatched: 1st chick around 1:00 Early ThursdayMorning - Morning Surprise! Brooder has something in it! Yeah! Buddy ( 'Bud & Lou's father ) Bella ( 'Bud & Lou's Mother ) Gypsy - My dog This was taken at 2:00 - 1:00 - this is how she sleeps! ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Button Chicks - I need help on a few of their colors. #1 Lou #2 'Bud #3 Sunny #4 Freddy #5 Sleepy #6 Cricket ( S/he has curled toes ) The three eggs on the right are due to hatch today. The other two never did hatch, I think they died. Sorry for all the pictures - 'Peeps always ask for pictures - so I figure somebody has to over-do it at least once!