Good Day Everyone although here in the South West of England it is a horrid day with heavy rain and gusty winds - my Chickens outside look like drowned rats - lol A couple of days ago I purchased a R-Com 20 Incubator from an experienced breeder of Pure Chocolate Orphingtons who gave me the following instructions and advice which I thought would be worth passing on. All temperatures etc are in celcius as that is what we use here in the UK. The Incubator is set at 36.7 degrees and the humidity is at 45 This is never adjusted even after 18 days - all she said to me was to turn the turner off however she has in the past forgot to do this and the chicks have still hatched normally and her hatch rate is over 90 percent every time. I mentioned to her about putting the 18+ day chicks into little holder - made from cut up egg cartons which she thought was an excellent idea as that way if you have a staggered hatch then you could leave the auto turn on and this would not turn the ones ready to pip / zip and hatch. She did also say that she has stored eggs for over a month and after ensuring they have been turned upto 3 times a day after being stored for a minimum of 7 days they hatched even after being stored for a month or more. She has been so impressed by the R-Com that she has had to buy the large 50 version. Any thoughts and comment are welcome. I have a question - how do I list my animals at the bottom of my profile please ? Regards Dr Rob.