Hello all, I am Pete and this is my first time hatching eggs. I found this site using Google and it has been very, very useful so far! A little Background on how I came into this fun and entertaining predicament: I recently moved my family onto my Wife's family farm on the Long Beach Peninsula in the state of Washington. When we moved I inherited two dozen adult chickens of various breeds. I get about a half dozen eggs a day during the winter and a dozen have been produced per day in the past by my Father in Law, the owner of the farm. I have two contracts for eggs at my wife's workplace, so the chickens are partially self supporting. As soon as I get more Chickens, we can produce more and they will become wholly self supporting... We also have six Quail and a pheasant. The pheasant is a male, so no eggs from him obviously, my Quail however are giving me an egg or two a day. All of which go into the incubator as I have no doubt that they are fertile (3 male, three female). We have a GQF Hova-Bator and it's matching egg turner. That being said, I am looking forward to my first successful hatch around Christmas time! I'll get some pictures up in the appropriate forums of our farm sometime today.