Howdy all! I know there isn't probably many of us yet but I'm currently waiting (impatiently) on some ebay eggs to arrive this week. Looks like I'll be hatching around the end of the first week of September. I ordered some Easter Eggers and then a rainbow mix of some freakish looking chickens- which are my favorite! A while back, earlier in the summer, I traded 4 roosters for 2 laying hens. I quarantined them for about 4 weeks and then slowly started integrating them. They must have had something I couldn't see, because instantly my younger flock got sick. I lost 1 hen I had received in the trade, then a little polish crested, and then a cuckoo chocolate orpington- by far my most expensive egg! I have another polish that seems to be on his way out. My older flock has been segregated (just by where their coop is located vs the teenager coop) so they are fine. I think my husband felt bad for me, so he told me that I hatch some more. I have definitely learned my lesson! Here's what I have left! 3 Silkies 1 Silver lace wyandotte 1 cinnamon queen 1 buff laced polish 1 easter egger As you can read, I love a mixed flock and I like the weird looking chickens! I will be hatching in a HovaBator Genesis and a Brinsea Mini Advanced. I have had excellent results with both in the past. Last school year, I got about a 90% hatch rate with my Genesis with my 3rd graders! My little Brinsea has done just as well... but with the shipped eggs this time, well, we shall see! Hatching eggs is my favorite thing ever! When it's hatch day, I broadcast my incubator live via UStream so my 3rd graders can see it on our smartboard (and I don't have to miss out on anything!) Welcome! What are you hatching? What are you hatching in? When is your hatch day?