Hi.. First I want to thank EVERYONE here on this site for all of your insights, knowledge and spirit. You guys are the best! We have backyard chickens and guinea hens and 25 days ago got unexpectedly thrown into the world of incubating eggs. We found a "missing" guinea hen sitting on her clutch of eggs in the woods. ( she had been gone for a few days and figured she became someones lunch) After some quick research, decided it best to move the eggs to an incubator. ( Which a friend luckily had available). I stumbled upon this site early on looking for info.. and boy have you guys been helpful. Well it is day 24.. ( oops its now after midnight so day 25) ... with 11 eggs in the incubator. Did the candling thing.. and had an automatic turner. Then the turner malfuncttioned two weeks ago, dumping all the eggs into a pile ( the turner slipped off somehow). One egg was cracked.. and I tried a repair with glue ( I believe I read about that here) . Well guineas are supposed to take 28 days to hatch.. I went to turn them this afternoon.. and noticed one was cracked ( which was not previously) ..... I thought to myself "hmmm... thats odd.. how did it get cracked?" .. Then I looked down and as I went to grab the next one... it shook slightly.. and it too was slightly cracked!" A shiver went through me.. could they be "hatching?????" I quickly closed the incubator and stared... and STARED........ I know I saw some rocking.. and I thought I heard some quiet chirps .. ( Is that possible or am going insane??) Its been now two hours later.. the longest two hours of my life.. ( I think I now have and idea what my DH went through while waiting for the birth of our first son!) Its nerve wracking because it is completley out of your hands right now.. and I am quite the control freak. anyway.. wondering if there are any others with guinea experience here.. or anyone just want to wish us luck?? I don't think I'm going to get any sleep tonight!