I had a my first broody gal a few weeks back and was excited because I preferred to hatch that way and let her do all the work. But as I read up on BYC about broodies I decided I needed an incubator in case my girl quit with some expensive eggs under her. She ended up quitting before that point. Anyway I ordered the Janoel 12. It really only holds about 9 decent sized chickens eggs. I decided I just had to try it out and used some of my own eggs. They will be a barnyard mix as I don't keep the breeds separate at this point. The instructions that came with it are pretty incomprehensible but between the pics and YouTube it wasn't too hard to figure out what I needed to know. I plugged it in and it maintained a pretty consistent temp that was close to what I had it set at, 38*C. I didn't have a hygrometer but I got one that was a set of thermometer and hygrometer at the pet store. They look kind of cheap but it was $11.00 for them or a digital for $40.00. If they are accurate the temp is staying just below 100*F and about 50% humidity. As one person had mentioned in a thread I only added a small amount of water. Not the 100ml it called for. I just put in a couple of tablespoons the first time and then another tablespoon the next day. It seems to keep the humidity with little water unless I open it to check a couple of times. I started the eggs on 1/30/15, just 2days ago. I'll try to keep this up to date as things progress.