I just came across this site!! It is great 4 first timers like me! there is a whealth of information on here! I had so many ?? and Alot were answered on BYC for me and this site just adds even more!! http://www.surehatch.com/Egg-Incubation-info.htm I will be starting my eggs MONDAY morning!! I can't wait I should have by then about 2 dozen of Rhode Island Reds!! I am getting them from my Dad. I do have chickens already but my Roo is only 4 &1/2 months and have not noticed any fertile eggs here at home. I CAN'T WAIT!!!!