We (me, 3 teachers, 3 teachers aides and about 50 preschoolers) are going to attempt a hatching this spring. I have 8 RIR at home and know what to do after hatch but the incubating them ourselves thing is foriegn territory for us. We have a little giant still air that i am planning to install a computer fan.... Question 1 face the fan up twards the lid or down on the eggs... we were thinking about an egg turner but would like to have to kids get the experiance of turning the eggs and moistening our sponges... question 2 how do i turn the eggs after we enter the lockdown phase.. question 3 what day does lockdown begin... We are hoping to set eggs the second week in april. Aiming for a first week in may hatch. This will give the kids about a week to care for them before we are out of school for the summer.