I finally did it; I finally got some eggs for hatching! All of my hen's eggs have been frozen thus far, if any laid at all. But I had a very kind woman offer me a slew of eggs from Modern Game to Sumatra to try out in the bator. This is my first time hatching with an incubator and I have prayers it will go well. I set the eggs today after running my incubator for a few hours. Last week I did a test run of it over several days, so I have faith in my incubator and my three thermometers keeping track of the temp. I hope to keep some pictures and track my first experience. So, to start us off, I'll post some shots of the whole procedure on day one. I set the eggs at 1PM on 2/8/2014, making them due March 1st. The temperature was stable prior to putting the eggs in, but after taking the cover off the incubator I lost all of it and am building it back up again. When I first put the eggs in they were cool to the touch, so the incubator will have to actually have heat saturate the egg before it will be more reliably stable. To get it up to temperature I turned it up slight from what I had it, but I hope to keep an eye on it till it stabilizes, then turn the temperatures back down. Humidity seems to be going good thus far. I candled all of the eggs, but I really don't know what I am looking for. Quite a few of them were mildly speckled on the inside when candled, is that bad? I set them anyway, but considering most were like that I figured it couldn't hurt. I am very excited about the variety in these eggs. They are breeds that I would never have even been interested in getting other wise, but I think it will be very neat to have them! Among the breeds are Modern Game, Sumatra, Lakenvelder, Silkies, and Belgian D'anvers. They have many different chickens, so I may be surprised. Like I said, I will keep you all updated. I can't get my pictures on my computer, but I will share some one of these days. Especially hatch day at very least, but I'd expect tons otherwise. I also will be getting Silver Penciled Rock (?) eggs, and I might be able to weasel my way into some Call Ducks, though I would need quite a few eggs for it to be worth it considering the hatch rates.