Hello BYC, long-time lurker here. I'm expecting 12 call duck eggs in a few days. This is my first time hatching -- I'm aware call ducks are difficult, but they are what my mum wanted. She'll be the one primarily looking after the birds if any make it past this initial stage! I've got a Magicfly 12 egg forced air incubator (seems to be interchangeable with the Janoel brand). Although I've been reading a ton, I wanted to ask my questions in one spot to make sure I'm not missing anything. The incubator is currently running empty as a test. 1. For those of you familiar with this brand, can I incubate using only one of the trays? 2. Can I add humidity using small lids full of water or is it best to put water straight into the bottom, under the tray? 3. I've read different things re humidifying duck eggs. Do I need to spray them with water? How often? 4. Is it advisable to start incubating with water already inside, or should I wait and see how the gauge reads after the eggs have been set for a while? (Although this seems a little dangerous. FYI, I'm in a very dry climate, but I've placed the incubator in a cool room with stable temp, and the incubator is wrapped in a towel). 5. I plan on manually turning the eggs. I garner that lifting the lid off to do this, and to add water, won't majorly effect the embryos? 6. If I'm turning 3-5 times a day at least, what's a good interval of hours between turns? 7. Do I need to let the embryos "cool" once a day outside of the incubator? I probably have loads more questions, but I'll keep it at this for now. Also, if any of you have good tips or a play by play for successfully hatching call ducklings, regardless of what incubator you use, please tell me! Thank you for your time.