Heya peeps...been about this time last year since ive posted on the forums. My Blackstar hens that were purchased from Welp Hatchery are laying machines. I swiped a batch of eggs and got about 15 Rhode Island Reds from a friend to put in the hovabator. Its day 6 now and 38eggs have candled good. Its my first hatch attempt and im finding it extremely easy with the hovabator...i believe model 1602n. Raising my little chicks was fun enough...and now hatching them is even better. Ill keep ya posted on the hatch. Send me some good hatch mojo.