Hi, I have been debating whether to use an incubator or my desk lamp set up again. The last time I hatched eggs was the first time I've done it. I had 5 fertile eggs all of which made it to the pipping stage, and then only one died in the shell. The rest hatched out on their own just fine. I admit to having trouble with the humidity and temp levels at times and was stressed out a bit over it! But they made it and they are healthy and grown now. I figured since they were Silkies the next time, my hens could do it for me! Well, we would like to get some Ameraucana eggs and I think she could only safely sit on about 4 or 5 of those, so since we were getting a dozen, I'd still have more that needed to be incubated. My concern is that I read about the same troubles I had with temps and humidity levels with my desk lamp, with the incubators, but my hatch rate, if only counting fertile eggs, was 4 out of 5 eggs. I am not sure I can beat that with an incubator. So I am just curious if you think incubators are really a better way to go or do you just go with what worked before? Will it work as well with Ameraucana eggs as it did with Silkie eggs? I just thought I would get some advice from you all to help me make a decision. Thanks!