I became interested in incubating several months ago, after starting to get some fertile eggs from my newest roosters. While asking around on BYC I found the "Incubating w/ friends" thread. After reading the incredible pile of information on there and asking some questions, I decided to sit back and wait for spring. Yeah, right, famous last words, eh? My first batch is going in the incubator soon, if I can locate all the supplies I need. I thought I had them all but then my hygroset (pictured below) malfunctioned. Incubator modification—it's so simple, but makes adjusting temperatures way easier. Just hot glue a Lego onto the adjuster. Incubator pictures: My plans are to get a good cross going with my EE/Sultan eggs. I am curious as to what they look like, and if I can get them to retain the more attractive aspects of the Sultan with the coloured eggs and slightly better common sense of the EE. Update: 1st gen cross of EE x Sultan below. I am very pleased. Pictured below are some of the eggs I am going to set. Helpful thread links: Hatching 101 https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/hatching-eggs-101 Educational Incubation and Hatching https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/educational-incubation-hatching-w-sally-sunshine-hosts-bantychooks-and-more.1137467/ Coolerbator https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/homemade-easy-cooler-incubator and https://www.backyardchickens.com/articles/building-the-binbator.72074/ Assisted Hatching https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/step-by-step-guide-to-assisted-hatching Feel free to join in with your own hatches, add advice, or learn a few things. All are welcome.