Of 16 eggs, 9 made it to lockdown and 6 hatched. The remaining three are still in the incubator, but there has been no pipping in the last 24 hours. These eggs survived a trip coast to coast, 2-day Priority shipping that somehow took 5 days. Lord only knows what they had been through, and I am glad I have chicks the chicks I do.
Interestingly, there was quite a difference between the success rates for the Silvers and Wheatens. 1 Silver egg was a clear, 1 a late quitter, and 1 has not hatched: Out of an original 8 eggs, I have 5 chicks. Three of the Wheaten eggs were clears, 2 quit early, and 2 have not hatched: Out of an original 8 eggs, I have 1 chick. Clearly, there is some difference between these two varieties.
And now, without further delay, here are the newest fuzz butts: