sept 8th i set 21 eggs in our home made incubator. its not that pretty but it works well. i candled them today and i had 6 eggs that still showed clear so i removed them and cracked them open. all were clear so i fed them to our dogs. hope it dont make them sick. lol. we used an old stryafoam ice chect that is round. it was made to fit an inner tube for floating down salt river here in arizona. we installed a light fixture and a hot water heater thermostat in the bottom. hubby cut some grating to fit inside. i put a pan of water in the bottom then put a plastice tube through the wall of the ice chest and attached a funnel to the tube so i can fill with water without opening the bator. i have a digital thermometer inside. we put a fan inside from an old computer we had. hubby cut a hole in the lid and we duct taped a piece of glass from an 8 by 10 picture frame so we can see inside. i took an egg and carefully picked open the top and emptied the egg shell then i washed it out and put antibacterial soap inside it and put the sensor of the thermometer in that and taped it with duct tape to the inside wall of the bator. my temps are varying a little bit from 98.9 to 100.1 but all seems to be going okay. 5 eggs today i could see the hearts and blood vessels developing. all my eggs are brown and from buff orpingtons. i will keep this updated during the process. i hope we get a good hatch rate. i wanted to add pics to this but i cant figure out how to do that. if you know how to add pics please explain how to do it and i will add pics of the bator. omg 21 days is forever!!!!!!!! lol.