After a complete bomb on my first hatching attempt (0 out of 36 hatched), the second time around has been much better. I put the eggs in the bator at 8:30pm three weeks ago Wednesday. At 8:45pm this past Wednesday, the first peep out of 16 eggs was free from its shell. As of this morning, there were 9 chicks running around in the bator, 1 w/ the top off the shell, and 3 more pipping. So far I have 4 of my RIR's and 6 Buckeyes. It feels a lot better to have some hatch instead of spending 21 days anticipating it and then nothing happens. I will post pics when I move them to the brooder Saturday. The Buckeye chicks are really cute.