Day 22: Checked 'bator this AM, nothing! Didn't hold out much hope as my lightbulb died on day 18, temps down to 92.5, had to remove all eggs and wire to get to lightbulb to change it (homemade MP 'bator). Had to make a trip into Show Low to pick up a new generator (that's a whole other story!!). Stopped by our local feed store on the way back for hay and, wonder of wonders, they had some Buff Orp chicks!! Couldn't resist of course, so we picked up six little pullet chicks! Got home, and while I was putting the babies in the brooder, DH went to check the 'bators. Don't you know, I'm the one that obsesses, I'm the one that makes sure temps and humidity are correct, I'm the one looking in every 5 minutes and here DH goes over to check and, not only do we have a pip, little bugger has already zipped and is peeping and rocking!! Oh well, no matter, I have a chick hatching!! I am soooo eggcited!! This is my third attempt and finally one is hatching!! These are Delawares from Shortcake 1806. I know one isn't much but just knowing I've done something right is extremely rewarding!! And, who knows, maybe some more will hatch! If they do, great. If not, I will still be extremely grateful to have this one little fluffbutt!! Now I get to obsess some more about whether or not the little guy is going to be able to make it out of it's shell! Does the worry ever end? Please excuse me now, I must go check the 'bator!!