I'm excited but dreading my first hatch too. I'm using a still air HovaBator incubator, just the small model. I have an old house so trying to keep the temp at a steady 100 is hard but it averages 100-102. It has a 'trench' that goes around on the bottom for the water and it goes all the way around the outside of the incubator. Anyways...I tried candling but can't seem to see the inside of the eggs because the shells are quite thick. I have easter eggers and brown production hens, so you can imagine my frustration. I have 2 roosters with my productions and one with my easter eggers. Just 5 eggs to hatch in 5 days. The humidity has been pretty level, I fill it every 4 days. Guess I'm just winging it on a high hope and prayer even 1 will hatch! ....ugh I hand turn as well, 2-3 times a day depending on how busy I get. Any suggestions for what I might be able to do next time though?? I mean...with the resources that I have. I really can't get a humidifier, fan, turner...the sorta fancy things because well its just not in the budget. Thanks in advance.