Got the bator heating up and humidity going good...will most likely be putting 36 eggs in bater this evening. Winter was long, and now it's time to bring in the spring time with some bitties On a horrible note, I'm trying to re-build my flock, about 2 months ago a dog got in our coop and killed 14 of my 15 chickens. All with days away from laying! I had an EE Roo and an EE hen, was going to breed them and make pretty babies...and they both got killed. So did my beautiful buff cochin, and my beautiful black austrolourp. the rest were brown legged. It was a horrible day. I'm on the hunt for EE eggs to put in the bator, and I think I found someone local that has laying EE's. Here's to a new year and new flock. Staying positive.