Okay, so this is the first time we have incubated any eggs or let a hen sit on any. We have one Mottled Houdan under the hen and 2 more Houdans and 3 White Crested Polish in the incubator. It is a homemade incubator and although I am confident I can do things I had never done this before. BUT IT WORKED! My wife looked at me after seeing the chick hatched and said "I had my doubts but you actually did it." - Thanks for the confidence honey! So enough typing. Here are a couple pics of our VERY FIRST CHICK. One of the other eggs in the bator has pipped and not sure about the one under the hen - but I can hear it chirping when I listen. Almost out! Laying back relaxing! Will post more pics as we get them.