My name is Lorrie and this is my first time to try and hatch out my own babies. I am excited and about to worry myself to death. Have read, read and read again everything I can. Got everything cleaned up, sanatized and set up and placed 8 eggs in the incubator on Sunday the 26th at 9:30 am. I constantly go by the room and check the temperature and humidity. Started out putting water in the middle reservoir but my humidity has been above 30% without any water, so I think I will leave it alone until the 18th day. Going to try the dryer method of incubating. We've had lots of rain off and on here lately. I have a Little Giant incubator that was still air, but we rigged up a computer fan that has about the same rpms as the incubator fan and installed it inside the incubator. We installed it with it's own plug so that it can be unplugged at the end of hatching if needed. This is the best site I have ever seen for information and experience. I have 2 Sumatras and 6 Ameraucanas of various flavors. The Sumatra eggs seem very porous to me, but I am a noob, so I keep checking and smelling. Going to bring the grandkids over when it comes to hatching day so that can watch too. Hopefully I have planned carefully and they will hatch on a weekend and not while I am at work. That would be bad.