I have been waiting for 8 F1 OEs and 34 coturnix quail eggs to hatch (all eggs are from my own stock.) I staggered the set dates so that they would hatch on the same day. I put them on lockdown Saturday and added a little water. I always use the dry method then put a little water in before lockdown. Also, I am hatching my chicken eggs in my homemade bator and my coturnix eggs in my LG still air, but they were all incubated in the LG bator in the turner. ANYWAY...... I had finished collecting my eggs for the night and was putting them in my turner to sit and wait until their turn to be put in the bator when I heard this loud peeping coming from the incubators! I guess my temps are running a little high in the LG bator because my F1 OEs are starting to hatch!! Either that, or I didn't do my math correctly. Haha! There was one already out standing there half dry peeping its little heart out!! It looks like it will be a cuckoo like my marans roo! So far, all of his offspring from my EE hens have been cuckoos!! I hope tomorrow I will have lots of baby quail running around too! I have hatched countless eggs, but I am always so excited when my birds start hatching!! ALSO, I raise show guinea pigs and I found three little babies born this evening! Surprises all around!!