To those new to incubating. Don't do as I do. Please read Hatching 101. The information there is eggselent. I am making mistakes intentionally! I've been very quiet on here lately, but decided to do a fun hatch. I'm going to make mistakes, not do things by the book and generally mess up. All for science. the incubator: a Janoel24 I got off ebay cheap last year. Probably a copy, I don't know. it reads in C. I did modify it by taping a Chinese food lid with slits cut in it over the fan to disperse the airflow. Last year i loaned this to someone and it's been sitting in my barn for months. I shook the dirt out of it, no cleaning. Its sitting next to my easy chair on a table next to a window (curtains closed), above a heater in a room with a woodstove. Temperature in this room fluctuates from 55-75 on a regular basis. The thermometer: a $10 accurite from a big box store that kinda works, but some of the digits don't totally display.Not calibrated. It says accurite, doesn't it? The Hydrometer: What's that? ok, there is one in the thermometer, but most of the digits don't display.not calibrated anyway. The eggs: From my albino project. Never checked for fertility or hatched from this group before. I rooster, six hens. I gather the eggs once a day and some of them are cold. I let them lay on a pile of clothes on my dryer. i flip them around if I think about it. Today is Wednesday. I have three days worth of eggs (8) I'll probably set the eggs Friday. Let's see if I can get anything to hatch! My apologies to everyone that knows the mistakes I'm making!