Ok, I made one attempt at hatching shipped eggs with a homemade incubator and it was not successful.
Maybe attempting shipped eggs as my first hatch was pushing it a little.
I researched more, made adjustments, bought more/different thermometers....and I have had it running for more than a week and all seems good so far. I think I am ready to try hatching again.
I want to try local eggs this time, just anything I can get my hands on for free/cheap, to see if the bator is good.
I am in NW Michigan, have a trip to Muskegon this coming Saturday, and occassionally get up to Traverse. If anyone has some eggs they are willing to share to get me started, I would appreciate your help. If anyone knows of someone with extras, please let me know.