OMG this is my first time hatching out chicken eggs and they are in my homemade incubator!!! And OMG am I surprised!!! Our two hens laid an egg, so I decided to see if they would be fertile. So I put them in the bator, put temp. up to 97-101 degrees F. with a light, and GUESS WHAT!!??? ONE EGG IS FORMING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am sooo happy!!! Our hen, Abby, laid the egg, and now on the 6th day, there are little red veins and I can see the chicks eye I think!!! It is growing fast! I am expecting it to hatch around Sept. 20-27, since I put them in the bator (and they were laid) on 8/30/08. I am not sure if egg #2 will hatch, because it hasn't grown any veins yet. But I haven't given up hope yet! There is a small shadow in the slow growing egg though, but that could be the yolk. I will keep you posted about the eggs!!!! wish me and the eggs luck!