We are down to 6 laying hens due to last summers predator problem. Not 1 of them is the least bit interested in sitting on eggs to bring the population back up. Soooo... We picked up a small styrofoam incubator at an auction last year for next to nothing. I collected eggs last week and on Friday I put 14 eggs in. Hopefully we will be seeing some new peeps around May 20th. Just in case it doesn't work out as well as i would like, I found someone on craigslist that was selling 2 week old, straight run, New Hampshire Reds for a buck a piece so I got 10. The first pic is the bator and the others are the brooder I made with a tote. They are so cute but with my luck I'll end up with 13 roosters and 1 hen.