Well, my daughter set us up well this year in 4H, as a middle schooler, projects become more difficult(did I mention this is her first year of 4H and she chose a "difficult" project?-that's my daughter). She is raising ducks, bantams, fancies(top hats that appear mostly polish), egg layers, and hatching eggs...yeah mom! We get to compare and see the difference in laying times, feathering, growth, etc. It is actually an interesting project, just very involved for her age-good thing we have acreage and she has a tolerant mom who's willing to help ;-) Well, our 24 egg assortment from MPC arrives this week, we are borrowing an incubator from my father in law who has only used it for guinea chicks and has had mixed success(he's previously hatched many others in homemade incubators and with broodys, but this incubators success-or these guinea's success has been about 50/50). If anyone has any tips for us, they would be well received. I will have my daughter following the thread as well as she is trying to do everything "right"...she's read all the books ;-) We have learned quite a bit from this site already...her chicks are now drinking ACV water ;-) Good thing my 3rd grader is less ambitious(and the clover bud projects less involved), he only has to raise a chick, any chick-LOL. Thanks for any help!!