Ok now that I understand how to operate my bator. On gathering eggs I collect twice a day place in egg carton pointed side down tip carton up by placing something under one end rotate once a day keep in cool place and do not wash or rub clean no eggs. It should take me about 4 or 5 days to collect enough eggs to hatch. If I am not right please help. I am practicing with my run of the mill chickens before I purchase any of the ones I like IE: Welsummers and Marans. I have Game Chickens crossed on Barred Rocks they lay pretty good this cross usually go broody but I am scared they will not be ready if I order any eggs, thats why the incubator.