i have a home made incubator that is made in the shape of a house. It has a glass front so you can watch the hatching. I have been very sucessful hatching chickens, quail and pheasants in it. It uses a light bulb for heat and requires manual turning. IUt has a hinged top for easy access. The thermostat is very steady and east to set. It works great! The only reason I am selling it is becuase I have built another larger one. It will hold about 18 chicken eggs. I'll include a dozen or more fertile barred rock eggs for you. You pay actual shipping cost. What a deal!