Hi all, I finally broke down and decided to give incubation a shot. I got 10 fertile eggs from my hens over a period of 3 days and placed them in my incubator set at 100 degrees. It is an older model so the temperature was a little hard to adjust. and no instruction manual. I hadn't read about having the eggs large end up but had seen they needed to be turned so I placed them in an egg carton and keep it tilted and just switch it from side to side 3 times daily. I have to open the incubator to do it but it doesn't drop the temperature excessively and it rapidly comes back to the proper temperature. My first order of business before my next batch will be a proper egg turner so I don't have to keep opening the door. I do not place a basin of water in the incubator since I'm in Florida and our average humidity is in the 60s. I have candled them and so far it looks like 1 maybe 2 duds. As far as I can tell I need to get another thermometer or 2 but as of now using the thermometer that came with my incubator. Just thought Id share this experience and see if anyone has any points they would like to make for me to remember before I set my next batch. I will post pictures tomorrow of my setup to help any suggestions. One question I do have for now is do I need a light in the incubator or will they be fine in a shadowed cabinet (the front door is heavy glass but is out of direct sunlight) To be honest I know I missed some things but I don't know everything and I was acting on an urge to use my incubator lol so I kinda rushed in.