I wanted to write this because all the info I read on incubating made me believe it was impossible. lol My first mistake was I built an incubator instead of spending a ton of money on one. My second mistake was I didn't buy a humidity checker. I just poured water into the bottom of the incubator. My 3rd mistake was wild temperature swings. Most of the time my temperature stayed between 99-100°f but I did see it up to 105°f once and sometimes low enough not to register on my digital thermometer. Sometimes I didn't turn the eggs an odd number of times. One day in the middle of incubation they didn't get turned at all since I had to leave state. I candled the eggs constantly. lol. it can be addictive once you start seeing legs and heads moving around. Even though I made every mistake possible I still hatched out 6/8 eggs. I hope this helps someone feel a little better about making mistakes during incubation.