Several teachers at our school use one like this, but you will have to turn the eggs by hand and worry about humidity. I would suggest a Hovabator Genesis 1500 model. Put in the eggs, add water and plug it in...that's it. It's worth every cent!
Well that the consistancy of the styrofoam make it hard to maintain consistant temperatures, that they are not good after a while because they cant be cleaned up to par and they hold germs in the styrofoam and it can make future egg batches germy and kill the babies. ect ect...am i wrong?
I'm a newbie too but I can answer this...re: maintain consistant temperatures...I seen on another post that you have the Little Giant still air...that one I've read is harder to keep consistant temps for some reason...alot of people like them for the hatch I've read. I have a LG too. And this is my first ever time incubating eggs. You can have more consistant temps if you keep it in a room that has consistant temps & no drafts (I accidently put the ceiling fan on for 1 min & the temp spiked up to 107!) AND if you add a fan, it makes a big difference too!...I just added a pc fan to mine after the 1st day and what a difference!...my temps have been 99.2-99.9 all day long (my goal is 99.5 for forced air (aka-pc fan added). I found all this info here on BYC when I was searching for info about the LG.