Put 18 eggs into the incubator on the28th of February (mine and DW's anniversary). I was concerned that fertility might be a problem with my young roosters but the boys are doing their job we have all 18 developing, As this is a test hatch there might be some x-breeds as we only separated the birds into breeds 2 weeks earlier, so these will all be yard ornaments with the pure Chanticleer eggs going into the incubator when these hatch. I love having birds wander around the acreage so as they feed the local wildlife I will not worry that they are the pure breeds. kind of like planned obsolescence in chickens. The incubator is a homemade one out of a Styrofoam box about 2" thick, 25 watt bulb as heat source, Johnson Controls programmable thermostat (brother in-law works at a lab) computer fan and a plexi-glass viewing screen. So far it has hatched out 95% so we are happy with it so far. I may buy a egg turner but just tipping the incubator side to side three times a day has been working so far. I just move a stack of books from one side to the other every 8 hrs. Will post a few pictures in the next few days. Been keeping the humidity about 40-45% temp holds steady at 99.5 deg. F, just using a small bowl of water and regulating it with vent holes. Only 12 more days to go. Love hatching new chicks, my 9yr old loves it.