So I am doing a lot of research and right now am looking at whether to use the water pans or go the dry incubation method. Since this will be my first hatch, I have nothing to go by. So I'm doing a little poll: Water pans or dry incubation, and why? I will be setting eggs either Monday night or Tuesday morning. The bator will be in my dining room where the temp is consistently 72 degrees. I am in upstate New York, and spring is right around the corner for he humidity levels outside are starting to rise a bit. I am not sure of the bator type yet as I am getting a loaner from the co-op on Monday morning. It'll hold 3 dozen eggs, but I am only setting one dozen, various breeds of chicken eggs. I am leaning towards the dry method.