I bought a Brinsea Octagon 20 EX Advanced in April. It's been in continuous use since about April 24th. I have hatched ducks, turkeys, button and Coturnix quail ever since then. Despite the fact that I'm getting about 5-6 button quail and 5-6 Coturnix eggs every day, I cleaned it up and packed it away for the winter. I know people in milder climates, and even some in cold weather climates, incubate all winter, but it just seems like it would be awfully difficult keeping babies in the winter, when it would HAVE to be indoors. But, next spring, I want to do GEESE!