No their really not in the oven. But I made an incubator from a CAKE CARRIER! I received my eggs at 930am Nov 24 2012. I have just set them 1200am Nov 25th. My incubator has been on and tested for over 24 hrs before egg arrival. It's maintained a temp @99.7F /62% humidity. (after adjustments). So here we go! ( I did not enter the contest, this is just a learning experience) I will monitor the temp/humidity in 4 hour increments for the first 24 hrs to make sure all is well. And at 8am/4pm/midnight hours I will turn the eggs. I did not mark them because I didn't want the marker ink to go through the shell into the egg...its a personal choice. These eggs are: 2 barred rock, and 4 black Australorps. I hope they are hens! hahaha. My pipping date should be: December 16th.