Okay, so I got an incubator for my birthday in December and have been waiting to use it. I finally have the chance. My chickens are healthy again after fighting a resipitory problem that I guess was really common this year in my area due to the odd weather. So I am setting the incubator up tomorrow and plan to run it for a few days. Monday I am giving the coop a good cleaning so I have clean eggs. I have 3 rooster and tons of hens. The roosters are young but we think the eggs are fertilized. I have a silkie pair, and the others will be barred rock male with either red sex link, black sex link, or speckled sussex. So Starting Monday I want to gather the eggs and I know they need to be kept at around 45-55 f and not refrigerated how would I go about this? The temps are supposed to start cooling down, but I am not sure it will be cool enough outside and the temps won't stay very stable. What are other options? Is there a way to tell if they are fertilized before incubating or do I need to wait 3 or so days and candle. Is their a way to be sure the hens I want are getting fertilized? I really want a speckled hen x barred rock pair. Are any of my pairings a bad idea such as higher rates of deformities or any other such problem? Any other suggestions/ helpful information/ links/ experiences with first hatches/ and anything that could be helpful for my first time would be great!