I have never done this before...and I'm stressing out a little! Lockdown is Saturday. I started with 24 Ameraucana hatching eggs and learned to candle them. Culled 8 of them for various times an various reasons..couple of yolkers, and quitters, almost all culled were porous eggs that didn't make it. One I just didn't want to give up on but the smell of it finally made me sure! My sons pretend not to care, but called me frantic one day when the power went out and they could not get the generator started, so borrowed an invertor from the neighbor and sat with the incubator In the car until the power came back on, and argue who the chicks are going to see first and call 'mama'! I have a big Rubbermaid tub for my brooder, light, chick starter food and the green mash that Jeffers sells for the first day. I have my Marek's vaccine ready. I need to find a water dish with marbles...and my husband is raising his eyebrows at just how much these pretty blue eggs are costing us, and how long he will have to wait for an omlette! I have filled the Little Giant incubator channels with paper towels, and fed a straw down to one towel over it all, under the wire mesh so I can add water without opening to raise humidity to 65-75% (??right??)..threatened my sons with murder charges if they open the incubator for any reason while the chicks are (hopefully) hatching and candled all the eggs at day 16 to be sure they look like the pictures on the internet. One thing I am not clear on is the temperature during lockdown. I have read not to touch anything, and also to decrease the temperature to 95 degrees. Which is correct?? I am so nervous, and I don't want to mess this up now! We have hand turned these eggs, if that is any factor, being careful to wash our hands etc... I am making a trip to the feed store tomorrow for a fresh bale of pine shavings so I don't accidentally carry some organism from the bale I use with my four 7 week old chicks to the babies.. Help with the temperature during lockdown! I'm SOOO nervous!