I have been raising ducks and geese for 25 years but only bought my incubator 6 months ago. It has hardly been turned off since- I only have one duck laying at the moment and I would like to let her sit on them herself rather than incubate them. As my last few duck eggs in the incubator are hatching now- I started thinking about trying to hatch some chickens. I have never hatched or even kept chickens before so really look foward to it. The fact that they will hatch a week earlier then ducklings is fantastic. I will be picking up the eggs tomorrow. A mixed dozen of RIR, Light Sussex and Australorp. Cant wait to see how I go with some chickens, and make some comparisons with the different eggs.