wow...where to begin....a few short weeks ago, I was looking for quail or quail eggs on craiglist. I was lucky enough to run in to one of the fine members here form Ohio, who sold me 4 birds instaed....3 hens and a roo.....cotournix. 17 days ago, I put 15 eggs into my bator and followed the instructions I found here.....today, I have pipping.....I guess that's what you call it when the chicks start to break out of their shells and make noise. I have several with pieces of shell flaking off, and rolling around a bit. I'm hoping that at least 5 of the 15 will hatch for me.....oh this is gonna be hard.....I was looking every 30 minutes yesterday, but was out today for a bit, but now that I know they are on their way out it's gonna be so hard not to go in and watch....... here's hoping for a successful hatch......got 12 more eggs waiting to go in, but will probably wait a day or so to gather a few more to go in with them.