hi all! i'm brand new to hatching eggs of any kind. i decided to try a few chicken eggs for my daughters to see the whole process and hopefully end up with a few hens to gather fresh eggs eventually. so, i go on ebay, bid on an auction, then just browse around. i find some various pheasant eggs there, so i bid on a few of them. i ended up winning. all of the auctions! now i have 13 chicken eggs (various breeds) and 30 pheasant eggs!! i have yellow, red, blue back, green, buff and mutant pheasant eggs. anyway, i don't ne3ed this many but i'm sure not all will hatch. i'm using a little giant still air incubator set at 101* with a fluke temp sensor (instead of the one that came with it). they just went in the incubator tonight. according to what i read, the chickens should stop being turned on may 17th and the pheasants on may 21st. i'm turning by hand, which i hear will also reduce my hatch percentage. for me though, if a few hatch, it will be a success for my first attempt. anyway, i'll keep a repot if there is any interest. thanks for the space and for reading.