A Heating pad for a incubator? Ok so Hubby gets these ideas in his head sometimes... here's his newest one: We have a mixed flock of ISA browns and Danish Brown Leghorns. Our Roos are the leghorns so any eggs we get will either be mixed (isa/leghorn crosses) or full blooded leghorn. Anyways, Hubs comes up from tending to our flock and he's got 3 still warm eggs in his pocket. He gets this grin and says "We're gonna try to incubate!!" I'm thinking we don't have a incubator.. we have nothing the resembles one.. and what the heck are we going to be doing with these baby chicks! We got the roos so that we wouldn't have to rely on the hatchery to restock our flock. Our ISA are hitting 2 now. But the leghorn hens are dumber than spit and wont stay on the darn nests long enough to actually incubate their eggs. Anyways! Hubby finds my electric heating pad and a small box. He covers the bottom of the box with half the heating pad, puts each egg into a rolled up old sock, then folds the rest of the heating pad over the eggs and tucks it in. He feels very proud of himself. I'm skeptical. Now Will this actually work? What's the temp have to be at for incubation? Hubby says that we are to turn and spray the eggs with water every few days as well. We will be candling the eggs next week to see if there is any progress. What are the thoughts on this idea?