My mom and I both homeschool...I have a brother and sister still at home that are 13 and 9...and I have 2 kids of school age myself...One of their first projects for this year is going to be building a homemade incubator (with parent supervision of course!) I was planning on just buying one next payday, but I did a search here and found that some of you built your own, so I thought I would give it a go. My daughter asked if she could help, so I thought it would make an interesting project for the kids. Ran it by my mom, and we decided on getting together each Thursday. Right now we are getting together the supplies we need to make it. We have some of it already. We told the kids that as soon as we have it all put together, and have the temp figured out, we will be getting hatching eggs. My kids went so far as to say "we can hatch something every month!" don't think my hubby would go for that! LOL Our next project, while the eggs are in the 'bator, will be to build the brooder box, and I have already begun drawing the plans for that! Any tips ya'll have, I would appreciate. I have bookmard Miss Prissy's 'bator instructions and am using her supply list to go off of.