Hi, I just started incubating my first chicken eggs. I've never done chicken eggs before but I have done geckos. I got 4 fertile eggs from a friends flock. She has Ameraucanas and Cochins. I got one Cochin and 3 blue Ameraucana eggs I realize that odds are at least one egg will not hatch but I did not want to ruin a whole batch on my first try. So wish me luck. The incubator was a Christmas gift. I hatched my leopard geckos out in a rubbermaid shoe box in my closet.