This is my first time hatching eggs, and I am very excited! My daughter has a science fair project and she wanted to hatch eggs, but this is exciting for both of us! We received our first chickens in December 2012, and this will be our first experience with eggs. If you can't tell I'm really very excited! Incubator: Hova-bator 1602N Setup: The incubator is located in the most central part of our house, on a box right below the thermostat, it has been set up according to the instructions, water in the bottom center pan, temperature read on a, really small, calibrated thermometer is holding a steady ~100F (as close to 99.5F as possible). Paper towels line the provided wire to avoid catching small toes and causing damage to the chicks hips. Eggs are turned three times per day, every 7-10 hours. Eggs: 8 RIR, 6 BA, provided by rainydaychicken Please feel free to join me, if you set eggs at or around the same time! I'd love to see what other setups people have and pics, LOVE pics!