Okay guys. I'm CRAVING some new chicks, and my mom refuses to let me order some new ones until next spring. So.. Since we have a rooster, and I know he's doing his job [ I just checked one of the eggs, it's definitely fertile ], my mom said I could try and hatch some. I'm going to make a simple improvised cardboard incubator to the best of my ability, but I have some [or two hundred] questions.. How long can I keep the eggs until I put them into the 'bator? We get two eggs daily, so how many days can I collect before I have to put them in the incubator? How should I store them while I'm waiting for some more? I'm confused about this humidity thing. Do I put in water for the last three days only, or should I keep it at a certain humidity for the whole time? The temperature should be a 96-98 the whole time, right? Can I open the incubator to turn the eggs? How often should I do it? And, please give me any other advice you can! I'm planning on starting to incubate them in a couple weeks, depending on my school/play/applying to college schedule. Thanks in advance! ~Chelsea Edited to add: The chicks should be sex link/Ameraucana [on mother's side] crosses. Will we be able to tell the sexes when they're born? And will they lay green eggs?