OK, I wasn't to concerned about hatching eggs, (I've a fair amount of experience with the birthing process of animals) HOWEVER, after reading the "intervention thread" I must say I am a bit freaked!! One of the points I came away with is the importance of keeping the humidity at proper levels and how every time you open the banter you lose heat and humidity. Well I am getting, what I think is a homemade banter from a local chicken farm. Now I don't know but I was assuming it wouldn't have an automatic turner. (these guys are very old school) Not a problem (or so I thought before reading that thread, lol) I'd just turn them by hand. Now I am thinking that is not a good idea. I should probably be looking into getting a egg turner. So the question (finally) is the success rate significantly higher with the auto turners? What has been your experience?