Tuesday, I removed the eggs from the egg turner. Eggs were due to hatch Friday.
The bottom trays were filled with extra water to increase the humidity and the eggs were gently laid on the wire to prepare for hatching. I think there were 39 eggs. All looked viable when I candled them last week.
This morning when I went to the kitchen to make coffee, I heard a peep, peep, peep and went to the sun room where the incubator is located and found one chick who decided to make an early appearance.
I checked again a few minutes ago and think I counted 20 chicks with several more eggs showing small peep holes. These little guys will remain in the incubator over night until completely dried. I'll post another picture tomorrow when they are in the kiddie wading pool with a heat lamp. They'll be cute, yellow and fluffy.