I just bid on eggs and now I feel sick to my stomach! lol I don't have an incubator but I'm putting one together tomorrow. I have questions but am worried I'll miss something. Help! I'm gonna get a styrofoam cooler, lamp, thermometer, humidity gauge and a furnace gauge, and I have a computer fan (unless someone has an easier way??) I think the furnace gauge will monitor and control the thermometer and the computer fan? Right? The humidity gauge will tell me about humidity. I'm going to put a pan of water under the rolled wire I'm putting in the bottom of the cooler, so that there is moisture in the cooler. Does this sound right? Am I missing anything? Should I put the eggs in a carton to hold them, or a towel to cradle them, or what? I've seen it many different ways. On the humidity, what level should it stay at. And how do I fix that? I'm assuming it is the amount of water i have in the pan... I've read on here somewhere about temperatures. How often to I change it, what are the temperatures I should do? What is the balance between humidity and temperature, like 50% humidity/100 degrees? Or what? How long do the chicks stay in the cooler after they've hatched? I was thinking I read until they're dry then do I move them to a brooder? How long do I wait until I give up on eggs that haven't hatched? Is it always exactly 21 days? On turning them, I think I read somewhere it's a quart turn each time you turn? Do you only turn side to side or also small end to big end? I hope I'm explaining this well. I don't have an automatic turner unless I can invent something (any suggestions on that?) so I guess I'll be doing it by hand. How often do I need to do that? I can set an alarm for at night... After the chicks come out I'll have a brooder set up with water/food. Do you feed them as early as the first day? Anything I'm missing? We want to get it right the very first time.