Here are my results from my first attempt at incubating some eggs: I started with a still air LG w/turner using the dry method. The eggs that I had came from a fellow member. There was an offer for 12 Barred Rock and 12 White Leghorn for a reasonable price, so that is what I started with. She sent a total of 27. The eggs spent 8 days in the mail, so I was worried that none would hatch. We were having a cold spell and I was afraid that they were stuck on someone's truck somewhere (and frozen). All arrived well though, with none cracked or damaged. 2 were clear on the day 8 candling, so that cut me to 25. Day 12 candling looked good, so no more culling. Day 18 I removed the turner and candled again. One had a blood ring, so out it went. Day 21 the first one piped, day 23 number 11 hatched. So overall, 11 of 25 fertile eggs hatched (44%). I had one pip late on day 21 but die in the night before ever attempting to make it out of the shell and chick #11 also didn't make it. I opened several of the other eggs that didn't hatch. They all appeared to be fully developed, but they never piped. Any reason why this could have happened? It could have been better, but I am pleased with my first attempt and surprised since they were in the mail as long as they were.