We made an incubator out of stuff around the garage. The light is one of those incense lamps that you put a plate on top with oils in it, and has a dial to control how hot it is. We spent $5 on a thermometer, but that was it. I guess we will see if it works in a few weeks. Keeping the temp at 99* We had not really planned on getting eggs, but my 7 year old raised his hand at the auction and the auctioneer counted him lol oh well, lesson learned. We made this in a pinch to get them in since we have no clue how old the eggs are. They are a bunch of white silkies (and a few from our hen)... at least they were cheap. The parents sitting behind us told me that we got off easy, and their 2 year old bought them 100 chicks their first time. Please let me know if you have suggestions to improve this incubator.