A couple days ago Erica, the expert chicken hatcher, came over to check on the eggs. We candled them and were shocked to discover that one banty chicken was almost ready to hatch. We were expecting an early hatcher, but not this early! I even think I heard our early bird pecking away in his shell today! Erica had the great idea to put his egg in a cupcake wrapper so the incubator will stay nice and clean for the three weeks before the rest of the eggs hatch. Hopefully the little guy will make an appearance sometime in the next couple of days!