I have been learning so much from you guys about my future chicken flock. At first I was planning on ordering from one of the big hatcheries - but now that I know more about them I've changed my mind and want to order from small breeders. Sooooo . . . I got a Hovabator. It came yesterday. And I ordered some Orphington eggs from Papa's Poultry to be shipped in October. I can't wait. I've been reading all about hatching my own chicks. This week when my thermometer/hydrometer arrive I'm going to fire up the incubator with some store eggs and see if I can keep it in the right range. I'm so nervous - and excited.