Hi, I just got the incubator when my parents came for a visit. I am testing it now just to make sure it is still working properly. I have lined up a friend to donate some "mixed" breed eggs to hatch. I have a site for a chicken coop and a design for it too (well almost). DH seemed okay with it. It has been just like the bees. He was very resistant to it at first but has been really amazed at seeing them work. His concern with the chickens is the aspect of them carrying diseases, ie salmonella and such. Is this a reasonable concern? What kind of diseases and what is the probability of transferring any of the diseases to my children whom I am sure will be crazy about the chickens. Thanks. I hope to put my DH fears to rest!