Okay, I always swore I wouldn't do it, and I still might not, but I am looking for an education on incubators. What I plan on hatching are quail eggs. Originally, I was thinking about getting a few silkies to do the work for me, but I want to look at alternatives/pros/cons etc. My concerns are that the silkies might not be ready to set when I have the eggs available. also, once the chicks are hatched--what then? Just put the quail chicks in a brooder? If I go with and incubator, what kind would be the best for a small operation of quail eggs? from what I have read, you really need an egg turner, b/c opening the incubator to turn the eggs could jeopardize the hatch, correct?? And if I buy a used incubator, how will I know how to use it ifit doesnt come with instructions? Should I buy new for just that reason? I know absolutely zilcho about incubators--please enlighten me!!