Okay, for the sake of sharing my hatching stories w/newbies and to keep myself on target...I plan to update the thread as I have new developments (and eventual pictures!) I bought a new Hovabator Genesis w/a turner. This will be my new "main" incubator, with my Brinsea Octagon Eco as backup for when I order too many eggs Anyway, join me in my journey! I promise to have some good pics of fluffy butts in the end BLUE COCHINS: July 16 - I received 12 blue cochin eggs (e-bay auction). All came intact, several may have had problematic air cells (I'm not good at figuring this out). July 17 - I set all 12 blue cochin eggs in the Hovabator, which had already maintained a constant temp for 3+ days. Center water well is fully filled. The "due date" for these eggs is August 7. July 26 - Candled today (day 9) - 2 clears, 3 quitters (all removed). I *think* the rest are still a go. GOLD LACED COCHINS: July 22 - I received 12 GL cochin eggs (e-bay auction) and 8 GL cochin eggs (BYC-er). All came intact. I didn't candle for air cells (not very good at it anyway). July 23 - I set all 20 GL cochin eggs in the Hovabator. The "due date" for these eggs is August 13.