I've got 40 chicken eggs going in the bator tonight with an automatic turner. Only other hatch I've ever done is the button quails, so I've never used the turner before. With it in there, it is difficult if not impossible to get to the water trough. I made a hole near the base and ran plastic tubing so it lays in the water trough so I can fill it from the outside. It's still going to be difficult to SEE in there, so I was thinking of adding a drop of food coloring to make the water level more visible. That should be ok, shouldn't it? Also, what's the best way to get the water into the plastic tubing? I don't have a funnel small enough. My reason for doing this is to keep the temp and humidity as constant as possible without having to keep opening it. That's where I ran into trouble with the buttons. Thanks for any help.