Hi All, I'm very new to the poultry rearing field... I've only ever bred parrots before - and then the hen did most of the work. But as a home project (just my equally clueless father and I) are attempting to hatch buttons. We made an incubator out of a cooler that we saw on cyberquail.com and we've got the temp and humidity relatively stable where it needs to be. So, I'm a little out of my league in refering to posts and sites with cool 'newage' incubators that do everything but name the chicks for you. I just got the eggs in today. Now comes the confusion. I'm not sure how I should place the eggs in the incubator. They came in a cute little egg carton tray, but they're rather snug in there so I'm not sure if I can turn them easily. Or, can they lay loose and horizontally? The blurry image of the incubator on the website aformentioned showed the eggs laying in a tupperware dish. This doesn't seem right to me. And lastly, can someone please explain *exactly* how to turn an egg. lol I haven't found a single good site that actually explains or shows how this is done properly. All I've really read is about putting an x on one side and an o on the other. Does that mean they lay on their side and I 'flip' them completely around? I don't want scrambled quail in the end obviously. Thank you so much for your help!