I'm new to incubating too, but probably won't do any until next year, I'm trying to read and learn all I can in advance. (Still need to read incubating 101) By spring or next summer I will (hopefully ) be converting a wine cooler ($50-CL) into a nice big 'bator (Will be studying the incubator builds too). Before I do that I need to finish building my coop and run (in my spare time. Ha! ) But you know, winters coming...or rather our cold to the bone rainy season in the Williamette Valley....so on those days it's just TOO cold and wet to work outside retrofitting a cooler into a bator might be just the ticket.
Looking at all these adorable baby chicks and handsome Roo and hen pictures makes me just ache to get some. .....but I promised myself, no chickies until they could be safely kept, so...... I'll just look at all yours for now