I am new here. On Friday I put 12 Black Jersey Giant eggs and one mixed breed egg in the incubator. I have a small flock of pet chickens already. The BJG eggs I received mail order. The mixed breed egg is from my neighbors hen. I am on day 3 and very anxious. I have hatched a small number of eggs in the past using my broodie banties, but I am using the incubator now. My neighbor is letting me use his styrofoam incubator. My husband installed an old computer fan in it to make it forced air. I knew it might take a while to get the temperature stabilized when I first put the eggs in, so on Friday night I got up and checked it about every 2 hours all night long. The temperature and humidity were fine. On Saturday night I looked forward to sleepng all night, but my little dog had other ideas. Every two hours he woke me up and wouldn't go back to sleep until we went to check the the strange styrofoam thing in the spare bathroom. I know he has no clue what it's all about, but he must have thought it was important because I was paying so much attention to it. Yesterday I tried not to pay so much attention to it so the dog wouldn't feel he needed to wake me regularly. It worked. I got to sleep all night last night. The temp in the incubator ranges between 99.1 and 99.9. The fan is running well. The turner appears to be working, and the humidity is running about 50%. Keep your fingers crossed.