If you have found this thread you are either a newby who needs help with hatching eggs or someone with experience who is looking for new methods so below I am going to tell you the easiest way to hatch chicken eggs on a low budget the super easy way please leave comment on this thread if you have any questions or changes that I can make to to thread thanks. 2. Make an incubator or buy one An incubator is something that you either make or buy that is well maintained enough to hatch your eggs. If you choose to make your own I would go to the homemade incubators section of byc if you want to buy one I would say the hovabator or little giant is a good start I would go with the hovabator because I own one and it is well maintained so if you have a low budget then I would say make one but if you have the money buy one i think it is really worth the money that you spent. 2. Temps and humidity settings You want your temps to be around 99.5 for chicken eggs but you can still have a decent hatch with 97 as your temp and also with temps as high as 101 the worse thing you can do to ruin your hatch is be too strict with temps I learned this the hard way so if it does not go lower than 97 or does not go higher than 101 do not worry about it Humidity for humidity their are two methods te traditional method and the dry method the traditional method is to keep the humidity between 45-55 and the dry method is to not care about humidity for the first 18 days of incubation and increase it to 65-70 at the last 3 days of incubation you also have to keep 65-70 humidity for the traditional method aswell for the last three days of incubation also for the dry method do not let the humidity go lower than 25%. 3. Hatch date and what the heck to do!!!! chickens take 21 days to hatch turn the eggs 2-3 times each day on day 5 you can candle them by putting a mini flashlight under them to check for developement. on day 18 stop turning them or if you have an auto turner take it out and put the eggs at the bottom of the incubator. 4.Hatch day!!!! on day 21 the eggs will hatch you can not help them or open the incubator once they are all hatched wait 24 hours then move them to a brooder a brooder is a container that you keep the chicks in along with a light bulb and keep the temps around 95 for the first week leave chicks in the brooder for 60 days congrats you did it.