Hi all, new to the site, so far I have learned so much!! I am a mom to two girls, 13 and 4, My 4 year old is in pre-k and they are doing chick hatching in class. I asked the teacher about it and she pointed me in the direction of the local co-op extension for incubator rental. I emailed, and got a response yesterday stating they loan the incubators free of charge and she would fit me into the schedule to recieve one. In the mean time, she gave me her contact for the farm where they get their eggs. I will contact the farm as soon as I have a date for the incubator. I have a very good idea of what I need to do as far as bator temp, humidity, turning, candeling, ect. Are there any tips that you all might have? I have one question so far...can I use shredded paper in the brooder after the chicks have hatched? I'm pretty sure I will have more questions when I am closer to getting the bator and eggs! It's nice to meet all of you!