O.k. Guys, I completely blew my first incubation attempt. I think it mostly was the bad thermometer making my temps way to low (97). I have new thermometer/hygrometer now and put 2 of the glass thermometers in and have my temp staying at 100.2 to 101.1 and humidity at around 44%. I am using a Hovabator 1602n still air. I live in the high desert (Yucca Valley, Ca) so kinda dry here. I am saving up eggs right now. 1. How long can they be stored on the counter top with temps ranging between 64F - 72F? 2. Is it absolutely critical to turn them while they are being stored? I am often gone for more the 18 hrs for work and then only have 4 1/2 hrs to eat, sleep and shower before I have to leave for work again. I also get a a lot of surprise doubles. 3. What is the lowest the humidity should get without damaging them? I prefer to do a "dry" incubation until lock down when I will then up the humidity. 4. Will an extra large Rubbermaid tub with a heat lamp be good for a brooder? When I got my first batch of chicks I used a cardboard box in the garage with a heat lamp and they did fine. Any answers would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!