I just finished a batch and ready to start another. I wanted to detail what I did during first hatch to see what can make 2nd better?! Out of 31 eggs that made to lockdown 14 hatched, just lost 1 so far, so left with 13. Not very good Here is what I did: Shipped eggs, left sitting 24 hours point end down Put in preheated and humidity ready bator 24 hours after sitting with Turner off for 3 days to allow air cells to settle Temp was always 99.7-100.1 humidity was 40-48, sometimes would jump up some when adding water I opened lid each time to add water I candled at day 7, 14 and before lockdown, maybe once in between there also Before lockdown I candled egg and marked air cell and laid eggs on side with the larger end of the air cell up. Humidiy set at 65-70. Never opened bator during lock down. So this is basically what I did. Is there any t hing I can do different time for a more successful hatch rate? I am hatching silkies by the way. Thanks guys!