Hello all! I am pretty excited because late this afternoon, I put eggs in the incubator for the first time. There are 13 Wheaten/Blue Wheaten eggs and 5 Jubilee Orpingtons. I can't wait to see how this goes. We ran the incubator for about 2 days trying to get it right and the temperature stable before the eggs went in. The incubator is a Hova Bator that has the turbofan. I picked it up at a garage sale about a year ago. I am going to get a back up incubator asap (just in case but hope we don't need it). There is an automatic egg turner in it. So here we go! I have reached the point that I don't know what I don't know. I have read articles and BYC posts and YouTube... I think that I have have followed the things that we designated most important by the various sources. Well, we'll see what happens... I am so hopeful. I looked through at the temperature gauge a ton of times. I feel a little like I should do more but won't be opening the top until its time to check for development. The checking process is still a little scary for me... I am assuming I lift the lid a little and slip out 1 egg at a time. Let me hear from you. I want to hear all of the positive tips that you can provide and hope that you will keep an criticism constructive.