I have 7 chickens that I started from 2 day old chicks. Brooded them in a homemade brooder, and they did great! They are now about 5 1/2 months old and 3 of them have started laying. It has been awesome. I love my girls, they are for eggs only and fun to watch. I am now getting my quail cages together. (I will post pics when they are complete.) So I am thinking incubators as I want to hatch my own and breed quail for eggs and then alot of them will go to Freezer Camp. Which one do you good folks recommend? It needs to be reasonably priced and as automatic as possible. (I have 4 year old twins, one with alot of special needs, 7 chickens, 1 rabbit, 2 african leapord tortoises, a 2 1/2 lb yorkie and a pet Nutria...not to mention the 17 year old, 20 year old and an indulgent husband ). So you get the as automatic as possible part! I'll take any help or advice I can get. I am an advid researcher and a good listener to those wise ones that have blazed the trails before me .