I've just begun hatching some red golden pheasant eggs laid by one of my hens. Strange because everything I've read says they aren't supposed to lay until March-April. Anyway, I had one hatch today. I was under the impression that the "clock" for hatching started the day the egg was laid. Apparently I was incorrect, because I dated every egg but put three aside in a cool room so I could get my incubator up and running. One chick died because of my error, one hatched today, and one is still in the incubator. I have 8 eggs laid about 2-3 days apart. I've candled them and they all have viable embryos. I have one that was laid yesterday that I haven't checked yet. My problem is that I placed every egg from December 9th onward into the incubator the day it was laid. Am I in trouble? Also, I read a post from Tony in NH (whom I purchased a red golden hen from a few months ago) that he allows his eggs to hatch while in the egg turner. Should I do that or should I take the egg out 3 days before hatching? Thanks for any and all help.