Hello fellow BYC'ers!!!! Let me just start by saying how wonderful this site is and how helpful the members are. I first stumbled onto this site while looking for chicken coop plans last winter, and since that time I have gained a wealth of information. I'm not sure how I ended up looking at the Quail thread, but somehow I did and today my first little bunch of coturnix quail started to hatch. I decided that I wanted to try my hand at incubating some eggs in a homemade incubator so the research started. I ended up finding (by accident) a very small styrofoam box at a doctors office that they had received refrigerated medicines in. It was headed to the trash so the price was right . I then decided to purchase the IncuKit thermostat, heater, fan combo because it had everything needed in one small unit. I built a very small egg turner (7"x 9" lol) that sits on top of a wooden frame. I ordered some eggs off of ebay and today (day 17) the little buggers have started to hatch! What I learned was that my little 1ft square incubator is to darn small! I have a larger foam cooler and have started building a new incubator because this hobby is just to darn addictive!!