Hello to all!! The chicken hobby has really gotten out of hand for me, lol. I started out with 6 chicks, then 12, then up to 16. Then I got the coop and had a run built for the birds. NOW, I have decided to try my hand at raising the little buggers myself. I first ordered the Brinsea octagon 20 Eco. I then ordered two different hygrometers so I could check one against the other. After reading all the things that could potentially go wrong, I started getting antsy about regulating the relative humidity myself. At this point, I ordered a *second* incubator.....this time the Brinsea octagon 20 advance EX. I am hoping between the two I will have some sort of luck with the eggs. Now, to the good part. The eggs! I have ordered 6 silver-laced wyandottes (from KY), 10 blue/black/ and splash ameraucanas (from SC), and 6 blue-laced wyandottes (from NY). I am going to wait until all of them come in to start them all at the same time in the incubator. Any immediate tips or pointers you would suggest? I have an automatic turner and a digitial thermometer (plus the additional two I ordered lol). I read about turning the eggs while waiting to put them in the incubator. I also read that keeping the eggs at 50 degrees was best while waiting for the other eggs to come in. I am not quite sure where I will be storing them while I wait for the others. Anyways I hope to get some pics up soon! The first set of eggs (sl wyandottes) should be here tomorrow!