I'd love to save poultry enthusiasts in our high dry state some headaches! I tried a Little Giant 9200 with and without fan to incubate summer of 2008. (an automatic turner & 2 thermostats were always used) It was terrible holding humidity and the temp was unreliable with the awful adjustment stick. Nothing hatched. Thinking it was shipped egg problems, some shipped eggs did hatch under broodies. So trying to narrow down causes, I changed the incub to a GQF Hovabator GENESIS with the same turner. I also bought a reptile hydrometer from Petsmart. Major improvement---filling all the reservoirs plus 2 sponges Genesis keeps humidity 55% for the majority of incubating time then with a total of 4 sponges it holds humidity to 60-65% for pipping. Genesis has self regulating heat. Kept in the basement its temps ranged between 98-100. Sadly, I figured all this out late in the hatching season after failing several hatches in the old incubator. The latest hatch of 40 eggs in the Genesis is at a 67% hatch rate with another dozen to hatch Friday. So after all this, I have 2 week-old black/dark blue Showgirl silkie chicks available for local pickup. I am interested in eggs from breeders with light blue mottled, splash, mille fleur, or buff columbian bantam cochins.