1st time I incubated eggs out of 24 I only got 6 2nd time I incubated eggs out of 27 I only got a few also 3rd time I incubated eggs I got 24 out of 30 Summer is when I started I am using a home made incubator and a LG incubator so yes temps in the house were very warm causing incubator to flux really bad ...Then at the end of summer I tried again........ Now it is really cool here in Texas so I didn't have to worry about hot temps but worry about the temp going to low and very low humidity. I am learning as I go and I want to thank all of you on BYC for all your researches, and added info cause it really is helping me understand the process more. 24 out of 30 may not be a big deal to many but I am so excited not to mention 3 were clear infertile, and 3 some how just didn't develop. 1 of the chicks that hatched a little late 2nd to last was born without an eye and his/her top beak turned to one side. I don't know what could have caused this but he/she is so sweet and he/she doesn't let the other chicks push him/her around. We named him/her Popeye he/she loves eating out of our hand but we have to help him/her some with water, he/she uses the tongue to lift the feed out of our hands. I wish I could get pictures out like I did before but my lap top wire was busted a few months ago and I don't own a camera. But any ways Thank you to all of the BYC members who has given so much info to help all of us with our chickens and hatches.