Last spring I tried making a homemade incubator, and couldn't keep the temps stable, so I bought an LG with a turner. Somehow I managed to kill everything I put in it. I think the main culprit was that it got too cool for too long when one of the windows fell out--I had goose eggs in there that had to be hand turned every day and I didn't notice the missing window until the next morning. So, I bought 12+ cochin eggs from Bugladyleah. She sent 15, and though the box was hashed (thank you, USPS), the eggs were all in tact and look good. There are a couple of eggs that the bubbles are floating around, but no cracks at all. I also bought a dozen eggs from Michelle (Chellester), and she send 8 Mille Fluer, and 9 silkie eggs. Her box was in great condition, and again, the eggs were beautiful. Thanks again ladies! Both boxes of eggs arrived today. I added a CPU fan we had sitting around (dh and I run a computer business, so it's new, but cost us nothing as some company sent it as an 'added bonus' when we bought other components), and attached a 12v power cord that already had an on/off switch in the line--how cool is that? (BTW-Miss Priss, thanks for showing how to do this). I bought a new thermometer/hygrometer and am checking it obsessively. Other than adding water through the vent holes, that incubator is not coming open until day 7 for candling! I could use all of the good incubating vibes and prayers out there, since were building a new chicken coop just for these babies and I need to have something to put in there! Oh yes, and I blame all of you for brainwashing me into adding my babies to my flock.