This is my first attempt at incubating chicks. A friend found a source for local Black Copper Marans, and the breeder also raises bantams, my particular favorite. 40 banty eggs in the Hovabator tonight at 10:15. Yikes! I'm excited, but trying not to get my hopes up. My friend just finished hatching her mix from this same breeder, 5 out of 18 hatched. It was her first run with the Hova, so I think we're still working out some tweaks. I think the temp gauge is a little off, for one thing. I ran to Wally world and bought an accurite thermometer and hygrometer (the cheap one, but at least it's something) and a basic mercury thermometer, just to compare. And both thermometer are registering a couple of degrees below the Hova temp gauge. Any experience with bantams in the Hovabator? Anything I should know? Pretty clueless at this point except for everything I've read on here! Hence the extra temp/hygrometer tools. Wish me luck!! If nothing else, we'll call it science class for the month.