We have one of those rinky dinky inkybators, the desktop type for kids I guess. It is plastic, has a dome, a christmas tree bulb, tinfoil, and a 3 inch thermometer. (Right!) I got is for $12 and it has perhaps been worth the excitement it's brought. We tried duck eggs a couple of times, but I don't think we could keep the heat up, so in a last ditch effort, tried a fertile chicken egg (which we had to drive for miles to get!). WOULD YOU BELIEVE? We got veins by day ten. We candled nightly watching it squirm, then kick. I can't begin to describe the creative means we've adopted in attempts to keep things even marginally stable. Te ingenuitiy has included draping the contraption with a bandanas at night, strategically placed coins (to induce slight draft) on hot days, and a soaked, rolled up rag for humidity. Who knows how close to accurate we are on that one, but part of the dome is staying fogged up so it's the best we can do. We candled again on day 18 (thought it was the 17th) and despair - no movement at all. Our hearts sunk, but maybe it was sleeping? While we realize you're not supposed to interfere the last few days, with this silly incubator it's impossible. Just changing the rag to keep it wet entails lifting the cover and causing jiggles. This moring (day 20), it took a 1/4 turn roll. Tomorrow is day 21. By all accounts, it should be atleast well past the pipping stage and on to completion, but we've seen nothing. How hopeful can we be? Has anyone else ever used one of these? How tough is mother nature? It was doing fine on the night of the 17th? This has been a great experiment, but we'd sure hate to think we got this close and nothing. Thoughts? Thanks.