Im new here to posting, however I've been using all your info as I am a beginner at incubating. I've been raising ( store bought chicks) for about 5 years. I currently have 2 buff orphingtons, 1 silver lace Wyandot, 1 isa brown, 3 MLD's( I hatched 4 weeks ago, and I currently have a dozen Wellsummer eggs in the bator due Wednesday this week, all look viable as far as I can tell with them being so dark it's impossible to see movement. I've only tried 4 times to hatch, the first time was a disaster, the second time I hatched 3 of 6. The third time I hatched 6 of 8 (welsummers I gave to my son) and this time... Well we will see.... I'm excited!! I live on a large lot right outside of town, we have no ordinance at all for chickens, however to be polite I will give any roosters to me son who keeps around 4o chickens on 6 acres. I have a 10x12 run that is 6.5' tall and a insulated coop inside so it fits around 10 chickens happily, I only keep 6 at a time in there. I keep them mainly as pets with egg benefits. My grandsons are learning responsibilities as a bonus!! I thought I was a little strange to love these birds so much,but as I can see I'm in good company here!! It's an informative group and I appreciate all the fantastic articles, it has really improved my incubation skills!!