Hey y'all!! I am new to hatching (well, new to chickens in general) and will be doing my first hatch as a school biology project. My class will be hatching in school and I am in charge of it. I need some advice. I am borrowing an incubator from someone local (this one- http://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/pr...-series-circulated-air-incubator?cm_vc=-10005 ) and another local chicken farmer is giving me a dozen fertile eggs. The eggs are coming from his layer flock (White Rock, Barred Rock, Red Sex Link, Black Sex Link, White Leghorn, and New Hampshire Reds). The rooster is a Svart Hona so they will be good layers and are heat and cold hardy. I need advice on how to handle this project as well as a list of needed materials. Some questions I have: Will the eggs be okay if they are left alone at night? I am there during the day from 9am to 3pm so there are 18 hours that are unaccounted for. Can I use an aquarium for a brooder? Should I bring the chicks home for the night once they have hatched? We want to keep the chicks at school for a few days after they have hatched, but I will then bring them home. Are medicated feed crumbles better than non-medicated crumbles? Please share any tips or tricks that you have to make this process smoother and the outcome better!!