I'm not new to chickens but I am now retired and can spend more time doing the things I love and raising chickens is one of them. We also have a bee yard and sell honey. We have three yellow labs and an older horse that is just a pet at this time of her life.
I really enjoy reading about all the amazing things in Back Yard Chickens. I just made a homemade incubator and will be putting eggs in it today. I've had it running for about 4 or 5 days trying out the humidity and temperature settings. I started with an old computer fan that was too small so I ordered one on amazon and got and installed it yesterday. It BLOWS some air. For the box, I used two old kitchen drawers. One was deep and the other shallow. I hinged them together and put wire in it as a floor raised 2 inches up so that an aluminum pan would fit under it for water. Installed a water heater temperature gauge in it and off we go. I found those instructions here on this site in case any one wants to build one.
Everyone, keep up the good work and enjoy your chickens and may all your egg-sptations be great!