We are excited like new parents !! 14 out of our 26 eggs have hatched and numerous more are pipped. What an exhausting 24 hr period for us. Lol. Yesterday at 4 am we had a cple eggs pip thru and a whole bunch more of them were rocking away. Then the bator got quiet. For hours no more little chirps and very little rocking. I got worried and was pacing and frantic. I never thought at 52 yrs old I would b such a nervous wreck over chickens. Lol. To make a long story shorter... I read many threads from BYC on what to do and not to do to help the little fellas and I will agree that sitting on my hands was the best advice in my situation. It has been an exciting FFA project for the daughter (probably more exciting for the wife and I ) and can't wait to do it again. We can't stop peering into the incubator. It's a wonder the remaining eggs aren't broke from all the commotion the newborns are creating. Rambunctious little fellas. Thanx to all the people who post their experiences and advice on BYC. This is a pretty Kool site and I am glad we joined.