I've been raising chicks for years but have started getting annoyed by the quality of chicks from the large hatcheries. Literally my Cuckoo Maran and Dominque look exactly the same except their combs. Also the Maran egg is barely darker than the Australorp egg. So I've decided to start ordering from reputable breeder. I found a lady near me who is selling Crested Cream Legbar eggs for a good deal. So I want to try and hatch my own for once. I'm not planning on doing a large hatch right now but may do larger ones in the future? Is it better to buy and incubator or DIY one? My husband and I are fairly handy so it wouldn't be hard to make one but does a store bought incubator help with hatch rate? Also is there a thread for a newbie like me to read to get me started with incubating correctly?