So excited. Our agrilife extension girl came today to bring the book and things to prepare for incubation. This will be my second time hatching in the classroom. Last time I got 16 chicks out of 24 eggs. I'm hoping for more this year. I have purchased a better incubator and an automatic egg turner. I used a digital thermometer last year, but this year I've got a digital thermometer and hydrometer. We will be getting 24 eggs. They are supposed to be a mixture of Polish chickens. My students are super thrilled about it. I teach fifth grade at a Catholic school. My students voted unanimously against injecting dye into the eggs to hatch colored chicks. They said it was "against God's plan." lol.. love my students. They hated the idea of risking the lives of developing chicks just to have colored chicks.