I'm beginning to think that Fate doesn't want me to have chickens. All of my hens were killed by a critter in early Novermber. So, I have a Brinsea mini advance, but it only holds 7 eggs. I tried to hatch my hens' final eggs, and they all died part way through. Turns out the incubator had something major wrong (like the main circuit board or something like that). Got it repaired though. Won an auction here for 9 eggs, and was shipped 12 (there was post office drama there). I borrowed my neighbor's ancient Brower 945 incubator for the 5 extra eggs, and offered to toss in three of hers while I was at it. Two of my shipped eggs began weeping yesterday, so I tossed them. Last night, I went to turn the eggs in the Brower before bed and discovered the temp was only 70 in there. It's been fine two hours earlier! Realized the heating element went out on it. I stuck the eggs in my oven (which I turned on for 5 min, then turned off, just to get the temp in there up a little bit). Accidentally dropped one of my neighbor's eggs. It got a little crack, which I repaired with wax, but I'm not sure if it'll survive or not. Meanwhile, my dh managed to rig up a lightbulb to the incubator and so I have a MacGyver fix for that for now. Moved the eggs back in there, and it's been holding steady. I have to admit I'm not at all sure that the eggs in the Brower will survive. And because the whole thing has just seemed a bit star crossed, I'm not sure if the hatch will be at all successful. I may try candling tomorrow night, just to try and give me hope. In the meantime, I've found a wine fridge for $20. I think I'm going to see if DH can convert it to a cabinet incubator for me.