Today I am starting my first hatch in my Little Giant bator. I got the bator for Christmas along w/ an auto turner. Two days ago I pulled the bator out of the box to start getting it all ready. Following the temp regulation directions provided by LG very quickly spiked the temp to 120 degrees. However a few adjustments got it running along at just below 100. Then, I discovered my auto turner was not turning. The one I received was in the original box, but I thought it looked used when I pulled it out of the box. Yesterday I returned it to the feed store where it was purchased and they didn't have a replacement. Took my cash down to the local TS and found they have the incubator & autoturners about $10 cheaper for each piece than the feed store. Took my savings from the cost of the auto turner over to good ol' Wal Mart and purchased a nice digital thermometer & hygrometer. Brought my spoils home and discovered that the original auto turner was most definitely used. The new one was very nicely packaged in plastic, has a different type of motor & works great! Set up the new auto turner & therm/hygro. Both work as expected this time around. Temp was regulated within 1 hour and held steady at 99 overnight (thermometer does not do 1/2 degree increments). 9 am today - a bakers dozen of my backyard fertilized eggs went into the bator. Temp dropped to 93 after removing the top and humidity right around 41%. Eggs should be ready for lock down on Jan 18th and should be hatching on the 20th. Roos are RIR, hens are a combo of any of the following: RIR, Delaware, Speckled Sussex, GLW. Guess if I end up with any Delaware looking chicks I'll know right away they are cockrels. Any idea what you get if you cross RIR roo with Speckled Sussex or GLW?