It remains to be seen if the AA and AD eggs under Millie hatch this weekend, but I have my doubts, since at last candling they just didn't look like anything the pictures say they should. (My two prior attempts with RIR eggs didn't work out either) At noon today, the mini-UFO incubator on my desk showed a temperature of of only 90 degrees and I don't know how long it was that low (last I checked was 100 degrees at around 10 last night - I'm not turning the eggs now, so I missed checking it this morning.) I had ordered some hatching eggs which I know shipped out on Monday, but as of today (Thursday pm) they have not arrived and I can only imagine that by now, they have frozen in transit. So this evening, I sat and caught up my reading on this forum, feeling less than confident in my hatching abilities, and then I gave in.... I just ordered 5 each from McMurray: Buff Orpinton, Black Australop, Araucana, Partrige Rock, and Barred Rock (is that BO, BA, A, PR, and BR in chick-speak?). I really only wanted 2 each, but of course, 25 is minimum. Anybody nearby that would like the extras,(they're all females)? If not, I think I will post a note at the local feed store. Then again, didn't someone once say something about not counting something until something else... The chicks are due next week and the temps will be up. I'm going to call my post office and put them on notice, can't imagine they have much experience with getting live chicks, so I'm going to make sure they call me right away. In the meantime, the brooders are getting warmed up in the guest room... And to think, all I had wanted was a few companions for Millie! If these day-olds make it, I'm going to calculate how much they actually cost when I factor in the fertile eggs, incubators, egg turner, brooders, shipping...all for maybe 8-10 hens!!!LOL...no one tell my husband!!!!