We bought a huge old wooden incubator last year. We got a great deal! The incubator & a used brooder from a feed store for $60! Sold the brooder for $50! I'm very happy with it and have hatched out hundreds of babies! Well, I put my eggs on top of the incubabor and have done this all along, no problems. I recently put a batch of quail eggs in the incubator. I went to put fresh ones in and mxed them up with old ones that needed tossed.... So, I took a handful of the eggs and put them with fresh ones... A few days later a had a bunch hatch! I figured those old eggs had late hatchers or something, felt bad about throwing that old batch away... Well, on the 6th, I put over 120 eggs in the incubator... It's the 13th and for the last 2 days I've had babies hatching out of that batch! So, I'm guessing they are incubating on top... Now, I have eggs on top and don't want to take them off, think I'll throw them in there and start storing my eggs somewhere else... I want them to hatch close to the same time but at the monment, I'll have them hatching for the news 12 days or so... Anyone ever have this happen? We're in oregon and it's not like we have high humidity or temps! As a matte of fact, we had 4 weeks of snow that finally melted off a few days ago... Our quail are moved onto our enclosed heated back porch I call the animal room. They have a huge aviary ith 4 rooms during the summer but during the winter, they get pampered .