I just started hatching last year. I own 3 incubators one still air little giant, & 2 forced air farm innovators. I started with the little giant. At the time I did not understand the difference between the incubators. After my first hatch I decided to buy another to use one to incubaet and one to hatch so that I only had one that got dirty. I found that my hatch rate did not do very well moving from forced air to still air or visa versa. I decided to go with a second forced air so that I could do what I had originally planned. When purchasing the last two I went with the Farm Innovators because they had the plastic outside the styrofoam and I thought that they would be "better". My favorite one was the Pro Series digital 4250. It has a huge window, everything is digital and fancy. It even had a count down. I figured the whole hatch process for chicks and ducks then struggled till I figured out how to hatch turkeys. I am currently on quail. One thing I noticed early on is that my incubator was leaking and because I didnt notice it right away, my kitchen table was now ruined by mold. I looked here and it didnt seem like a real problem for anyone else other than LG users. So, I continued to incubate putting a towel under and then I had a moldy towel and a new mold spot on my table. UGH! So I changed to plastic wrap under the incubator to protect my table but still dealing with the leak. I stopped putting water in the wells and just used a sponge. It worked better but still had a leak. Not only did I have this problem but I started having problems with the temperature. I did have to set it a little higher because it was not the correct temperature but it would spike and drop constantly. Im talking 107-86. Sometimes it would say that the temp was right and keep heating up. I would have to unplug it and plug it back in to reset it. I have had this less than a year with all these problems. I contacted the company asking the life of the incubator. It has to be more than a couple hatches right???? I got no response. After getting so frustrated I changed out the top of my incubator or my manual Farm innovator. No more spikes!!! I did notice that I was still leaking Still thinking it had to be me that was making this thing leak, like overfilling the sponges or spilling and going out the hole???? I finally got fed up and pulled the plastic off the bottom, MOLD smell about knocked me out! I cleaned it and dried it and filled the wells with water making sure not to overfill or spill any. About 15 min later I decided to check...IT WAS ALREADY LEAKING!!! So, I got my other bottom and put water in it to see if it was leaking. Silly me, it also has a plastic bottom and it takes a little while longer to see if it is leaking because it has to fill the bottom and then leak out of those holes. Because I already have eggs going and should be in lock down, I dont want to just quit right now. I am switching out the bottoms and NEVER using my 4250 again! After this hatch I have about a week before I have another chicken hatch scheduled I am going to look at this other one and see if I am also having problems with it. I have done both at the same time and they could both be leaking or just the one. I really hope it is just the one because I hate throwing money away. I am thinking of seeing if I can add the fan to the Little Giant so it is no longer a still air but we will see. So, after all of this story, I just want to make sure that my incubator should not leak right???? I am so frustrated I feel like I should upgrade to something better...any ideas on that? Should I just throw that one out and use the other one? If you guys think I should change to something different, what do you suggest?