I have read and read and read and I still can not decide on a couple of key issues due to lack of understanding. I am hoping someone can help me gain understanding. Problem #1. Automatic egg turner or not?? I have read where some say eggs need to be turned 3 times a day but then other say they set their auto turners to turn every 2 or 4 hours. So how often do they really need to be turned? If it is just 3 times then I am not sure I really need the automatic. But if it is better and increases the hatch rate to turn them more then I will have to figure out how to wire one up. Problem #2. What motor do I need to run an Automatic turner? I have several kinds of things around here that has all kinds of parts and I am not sure what has what I need to use. Some property we just bought had several OLD TV's, and older model copy machine, old computer, ceiling fans...... I need to know what I can use from any of these things for my incubator. Would there be a motor in this stuff I can use? What kind of motor do I need? Problem #3 Once I get a motor how do I hook it up? To what do I hook it up to? I know that seems like 2 question in one, sorry. I have looked at buying the egg turners like the LG but I can't see paying 50 for it plus the way they are build it won't fix in my cabinet. So now I have to figure out how to build one the easiest way I can. All I am going to have right now is just one tray or drawer for the eggs and one for hatching. Then I have to figure out how to wire it all up. Problem #4 Thermometers...hydrometers....thermostats ...wiring to where lights go on and off at different temps? So at first I thought I had this part down. Just buy the thermometers/hydrometers like acurite and set up inside to monitor your heat and humidity. Then I started reading about wafer thermostats and water heater thermostats and lights that are wired to come on and off when needed. What..WHAaaT?? What I do understand is needing light bulbs, water, sponges, rocks or bottles of water and fans and how to make the fan works. That I found good simple instructions for and I have what I need for that. Yea me!!! So you see why easy got hard?? If I am going to put forth the effort to make this I want it to have the best of all the worlds to promote high hatch rates but I don't want to spend time on things that are not really needed. So Please help me understand. What of all this is really important and needed to have a productive hatching and what are just nice bells and whistles? Here is what I am using to make my incubator, just as a FYI.