I might be biting off more than I can chew here, but I don't know any other way than to try. I would like to order some hatching eggs, but I don't have an incubator and I have never tried this before. I have seen them for sale from super cheap (the Mini Dome kind I remember as a kid that would handle about 4 chicken eggs to the super fancy commercial versions that can handle more than I would ever need (or want) that cost a fortune. One that I was looking at is the Full View Window Incubator With Electronic Thermostat. I believe that I would want it equipped with the Combination Turner. It seems to run about $206.00. I would prefer to spend less, but I have to be honest and say that i don't know what things are "bells and whistles" I don't need and which are actually very useful. From what I can surmise, I need an insulated box, a heat source with a thermostat, a fan, a humidity supply and an egg turner. I have seen where people build their own, but I don't know if I am comfortable building something that holds the lives of these "to be" chicks in the balance. Maybe I am being overly cautious or believe that it is more complicated than it really is. I just know that I would like to get some eggs to hatch out and also when my chickens get to be laying, I want to have the option of raising chicks of my own. I would appreciate your help and advise on an incubator to buy or if in fact, it is simple to make one that is reliable and will give me the features I want...one of them being egg turning...I do know that I will not want to be having to turn the eggs by hand every day. I know me and that wouldn't happen on a regular basis which would defeat the whole purpose because it would damage or kill the chicks inside the eggs (I assume). Thank you in advance for your help.