So we made a bator with a box, heat lamp, bowl of water and thermometer. I had shavings on the bottom but another poster suggested I cover the shavings because the chicks might eat them. Anyway, I kept the temp around 100 and I never knew the humidity but I kept the bowl of water full. I added sponges at day 20 incase the chicks fell in the bowl when they hatched. I had the eggs in line on both sides of the bowl and I numbered them or lettered them. Every 2 days I would rotate the eggs, like 1,2,3... I would move it to 3,1,2 and so forth, so that they all had a chance in a different spot to the heat source. I turned the eggs at least 2 times a day but tried to do it 3 times. Out of 8 eggs I have 2 hatched so far!!