We've had chickens for years but this is the first time I've ever incubated eggs. I've got 9 chickens and 1 rooster, I don't know their breeds. The rooster is really cute, he has feather on his feet. Anyway, I Started my first batch of 7 eggs about 3 weeks ago and now have my first cheep. Waiting patiently for the other 6 to peep and put 7 Guinea eggs to start incubating.