Hello all, first let me say that I have been an avid reader on BYC of most all the forums and feel I have gotten a wealth of information on how to best proceed with my new endeavor of raising chickens. Thanks to all of you for providing your life's experiences for people like me to make, hopefully as best as can be, the most informed decisions as possible! With that said, my ultimate plan is to have between 6 to 8 hens, of which, 4 are coming in as baby chicks and 8 eggs. I'm going with 8 egg on the theory of a 50% hatch (factors of shipping and first time at attempting incubating myself). I Have a back up plan if all hatch, not to mentions any rosters that come out of the hatch, my sister and co-worker will take any that I am not prepared for, but tomorrow, the eggs are arriving (confirmed USPS tracking) from a farm in GA, 4 Cream Legbar and 4 Isbar eggs, I have the incubator all rdy, have been running and fine turning it over the past week and tonight will give it a final wipe down to as best as possible have it nice and clean. [FONT=arial, helvetica, sans-serif]The Baby chicks are scheduled to arrive between 4/9 - 4/10, they will be 2 Red Star (Golden Bluff), 1 EE and 1 [/FONT]Australorp.