I have a Hovabator 1588 and have encountered issues during lockdown. I FINALLY figured out part of the problem. On day 18 I was taking the eggs out of the auto-turner and laying them either on their sides on the mesh grill or upright in paper cartons on the grill. However, my chicks were not hatching on time (among other problems). Well the temperature is noticeably LOWER in those positions! The lower temperatures for the last three days were causing all sorts of issues. The auto-turner is just high enough when sitting in there that it raises the eggs closer to the fan and heating element and keeps them at the correct temperature. Has anyone else encountered this problem? We aren't supposed to have to alter the thermostat on the 1588 just for the last three days. I am now turning the auto-turner off but leaving the eggs in it to hatch so that they are at the exact same height and temperature. I'm concerned about the chicks getting injured by or stuck in the auto-turner even though it is not moving, but not sure what else to do for the time being. I'd love to hear other folks' opinions and experiences!