Hello everyone! My first round of breeding and hatching for this year has just begun! I put my magpies in their breeding pen today (since I don't want any "mutts") Their breeding pen is old tool desk, which I surrounded it with chain link, added a dog house, food, water, and chink wire over an opening in the top, and voila! I will post pics. later. Anyway Here's who will be breed this time around: X =Pure-breed Magpie Ducklings. I'll have about 8 of these eggs in the incubator Miel (Black Magpie drake) Cheri (Black Magpie Hen) X + = Ancona Ducklings. I'll have about 16 of these eggs in the incubator. Sherlock (Chocolate Ancona drake) Shirley (Brown ancona hen) Daffodil (Lilac Ancona Hen) I might breed Sherlock to Jasper (my black runner) so that I will have chocolate girls and black boys, but I haven't decided. I appreciate your opinion, please give it I bought a GQF Hovabator #1583 https://www.amazon.com/GQF-Hova-Bat...&qid=1485380272&sr=8-4&keywords=gqf+incubator I seems to be working great. It ouch cheaper than other incubators. I doesn't come with a hygrometer ( Like a thermometer, but it measures humidity) Which is vital, so I bought this https://www.amazon.com/IncuThermTM-...r=8-3&keywords=incubator+warehouse+hygrometer Even when I bought that, It was still cheaper than most incubators. I also got this handy little gadget https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KCKNYCY?ref_=ams_ad_dp_asin_3 Works GREAT! I will start collecting eggs on March 1st. Hatching date is April 4th. If you are breeding/hatching right now feel free to join in! Can't wait to see you!