A few months ago a friend of mine told me she had an incubator and that I could use it, so that set my wheels to spinning, and I decided a couple of weeks ago to finally pull the trigger and order some eggs from Pips and Peeps. After I placed my order one of my Delawares decided to go broody (for the first time) - kinda. I keep finding her off the nest much more often than my Silkies. I've been collecting Welsummer eggs to put under her, and today my Ameraucana eggs came in the mail. (The post office delivered them even though the box was CLEARLY marked not to deliver and to call.) I spoke to my friend earlier today about the incubator, and she told me that out of her last batch of chicks only 6 of the 25 checks she set hatched. EEEEKKK!!! Now I'm not sure if my odds of getting the eggs to hatch would be better if I put them under a first time mama who doesn't seem as devoted to sitting as my Silkies or use an incubator that delivered less than a 25% hatch rate the last time it was used.