I was given a hovabator with an automatic turner by a friend. The bator is a little dirty, not smelly, just not very white anymore. It leaks out of the water tubes at the bottom, so I figured I'd apply some good ole duct tape to the bottom outside of it. The automatic turner wont fit into the little giant bator... plus that bator is already in use. Also I figured a little dirt wont hurt the chicks... since there is no real good way to clean styrofoam, also the chicks arent going to touch the dirty bottom. Figured I'd hatch some chicks. I'll keep you all updated. This used to be the fixing up an old bator post. I have questions though because I have never hatched eggs in an automatic turner. Do I leave the turner going up to the hatch, or do I unplug it at a certain time...? Thanks.