So I just started my first batch of eggs today! Did all the precautions- started the bator up 2 days before, collected 3 days worth of eggs, stored them in a 50ish F room, tilted them by propping the carton up on each side several times a day, handled the eggs with plastic gloves to prevent my germs from leaching into the pores. So excited! So far the bator is staying at a good temp and humidity. If this batch hatches well then I'll see what I can do about collecting some from neighbors and fellow bird friends that live within driving distance and do a 2nd batch to add a variety to my coop.