I've done some reading and after some discussion, my husband and I have decided to make our first DIY still air incubator. I have been reading in this forum a lot lately and are quite excited to embark on our first three eggs ... We took three eggs from the dozen we bought at our local WalMart Grocery Store ... KIDDING! KIDDING!! KIDDING!!!! Breathe!! LOL I have a Buff Orpington Roo, Yellow Bird, who is very huge and handsome. He's a very benevolent protector of his beloved girl "Floppy" my RIR hen. Floppy is getting older and I would dearly LOVE to get a few more hens around to learn where to lay the eggs and to stay in the yard and not wander like Floppy does. Floppy knows the ranch rules about staying away from the horses, which ones share feed and which do not. She knows not to get on the front porch and knows what my calling to food song is. She taught Yellow Bird and she'd teach her babies as well. Last Monday, we felt that the new incubator was ready after running for almost two weeks. We placed that first egg in, then she didn't lay for several days. Her second happened Saturday and her third today. So we now have three eggs in there. So I'm excited but not terribly hopeful that my first hatch will be a success. If I can hatch one, I will be happy. If it's a hen, I will be super thrilled. (I know, I won't know if it's a hen or roo for a while).