I really want to become more self sufficient and get more humane organically raised food. I'm planning on raising rabbits, ducks, chickens, and quail. The only thing I would really need to incubate would be quail since I can't find anyone selling live ones nearby. I will be on a budget since we are buying our first house and I need to stretch my dollar as far as possible (lots of projects, little money). Anyway in researching I came across this blog with a homemade incubator. How do ya'll think it would work? Also is there a light I could use rather than dimmer switch that would maintain the right temperature. http://nanaglenmum.wordpress.com/2009/09/21/my-homemade-egg-incubator/ Thoughts? Also anyone know of a cheap incubator that works? I can't buy one second hand here, its hard to even find cages used where I am... I'm also thinking if I find a local BYC member that I could buy the hatching eggs and split them with them for incubating them... Would ya'll do that if another member near you asked/offered? I'm just curious if that could be a backup plan.