Well, I have the fever! We got chickens in the spring of last year and there is no telling where this chicken adventure will take us!! Yesterday I set 7 eggs, 2 Buff Ops, 4 Buff Brahamas I ordered in the mail. I threw in one mix of Austra White and Partridge Cochin for the fun of it. I am using a homemade bater out of a styrofoam ice chest. The set up is good, I am just having trouble regulating the temp. I am shooting for 97-101. A 15 watt bulb was not hot enough, but the 25 was too hot. We have the 25 watt bulb rigged up to a dimmer switch. I check it about every thrity minutes. It seems to be fluctuating with the room temp in our house a little more than I like because our heat is set lower at night than during the day. Today I wrapped a blanket around the bater hoping it would stablize. The temp spiked to 105 for just a few minutes,. I hope I did not fry the critters. Wish me luck!