HI ALL! I bought TWO (2) 1588s. One with turner for the first 18 days. The second w/ no turner for lockdown, but I will be putting the eggs on egg cartons with the bottoms cut out. This is to allow the eggs ventilation and keep them from rolling around - so the birds don't get exhausted having to readjust themselves to get out and for me to get a better eye on the zip, correct? I understand dry incubation is a good idea for the first 18 days (so extra liquid w/in the egg evaporates, not allowing the chicks to get too large that they either can't get out or end up drowning coz not enough liquid evaporated), then humidity no more than 55% during lockdown, just enough to keep the birds wet so then can adjust to pip w/o getting stuck in the egg. The 1588 maintains a consistant temperature for 99.5F, but I guess I still need at least two thermometers in there just to make sure the temp is consistent? Also two hygrometers as well? I bought two of these: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Digital-EGG...ltDomain_0&hash=item3f08ae74f7#ht_1853wt_1051 But looks like I may go to Petco and get an analog one as well for a back up reading. 1588 for LOCKDOWN - I understand I may have to keep the humidity higher than 55% because force ventilation can dry egg out more vs. still air? Thanks everyone for your input! Ref: https://www.backyardchickens.com/we...et&PHPSESSID=6a9ef75252d048761e502795e39964f4 http://paraguinparadise.netfirms.com/Dry Incubation.htm Ah yes, just to make sure I got it for storing eggs PRIOR to incubation: Store in egg carton, in a cool; dry place, LARGE SIDE UP. Brick under one end, rotating ends twice a day. Eggs are good for 10 ten days, then I'll put all eggs that have been collected w/in a 10 day span in the incubator. I'll store the next set of egg collected in 10 days and just keep filling up the bator until I can't put anymore in I guess.