The idea of hatching my own eggs was introduced to me by a lady I contacted to buy chicks from. After thinking about it, I thought that at some point I might want to do that. So I started researching on here about incubators, and now I wish I hadn't! I am so confused! One person will say brand x sucks get brand y. Another says I have brand x and it is wonderful and I have hatched 100's of eggs with it. One says you need this particular feature another says no you don't. Wow. First of all I had no idea so many people were into hatching eggs. Secondly, I had no idea there were so many types of incubators and thirdly, I had no idea how much they ran! I wanted to do this right now, but my husband has asked that I not get into this until next year as we have our hands full with a few new chicks and with building the new coop and other outdoor projects. So I have lots of time to research, but at this point, I really don't know what to even think about getting. I will only be hatching eggs for my own flock, not for breeding or selling, so it will be on a very small scale. I don't want to spend a fortune, but I don't want a piece of crap either. I really am confused by all the options out there. So as a new to hatching eggs person, how can I possibly decide what incubator to buy when there are so many wildly varying opinions on each and every one? Making one is not an option. I am lucky to be getting hubby to do the coop and he has no electrical skills whatsoever. If anyone has any tips on how I can sort this all out, I would love to hear them. I just need a good, dependable incubator that would hold a couple dozen eggs and doesn't cost half of my mortgage payment to buy. The more I read on here, the more confused I get so I am going to stop for now. Thank you.