I have never been in a hatch a long but I am starting one myself now. I actually won an auction from a very impressive silkie breeder. I have been bidding on eggs from her for the past 2 years and I finally won!!! I think she has gorgeous silkies and I was dancing for joy in my cubicle yesterday when I found out I won. I am welcoming anyone that would like to follow a long or hatch a long. Eggs should be here before the weekend!!! Hopefully shipping today so I can look forward to a package at the PO on Thursday or Friday and then starting the process by Saturday.